Amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis: Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies

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ABSTRACTAmiodarone causes thyrotoxicosis in 3% of US patients who use it. Two types of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis are recognized, designated type 1 and type 2, based on whether or not the patient had a preexisting thyroid disorder. Distinguishing between the two can be difficult, but it is important for providing appropriate therapy promptly.


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