oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Hyperthyroidism - an unusual feature of thyroid carcinoma : case report
|Article Title||Hyperthyroidism - an unusual feature of thyroid carcinoma : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Author||Chukwuma O. Ekpebegh, Ian L. Ross and Naomi S. Levitt|
|Publication Date||Nov 2006|
|Pages||80 - 83|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, Diagnosis, Hospital course, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid carcinoma and Treatment|
A 53-year-old woman presented with thyrotoxicosis, which is an unusual manifestation of thyroid carcinoma. Hyperthyroidism associated with malignancy usually occurs with well-differentiated follicular thyroid carcinoma. We show that extensive disease burden contributed to the development of hyperthyroidism, the occurrence of the Jod-Basedow phenomenon and the subsequent death of the patient. This diagnosis and treatment can be challenging.
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