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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-25

Hyperthyroidism induced by an unusual source of iodine contamination

Department of Endocrinology, Saint Luc University Clinics, Hippocrate Avenue, Brussels, Belgium

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Dr. Mahadeb Yovan
Hippocrate Avenue, 10, 1200 Brussels
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.147283

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Hyperthyroidism is a frequent endocrine disease that can arise from different etiologies. The corresponding etiology needs to be diagnosed for appropriate management since the condition is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Although Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, exogenous iodine contamination (EIC) should also be considered in the diagnosis set-up. Amiodarone treatment and radiological contrast agents constitute the two most prevalent sources of EIC. However, in the absence of the known causes, thorough investigation is mandatory as the culprit may be a common but unusual source, as illustrated by the present case report.

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