ea0063p1192 | Thyroid 3 | ECE2019
, Castro Raquel Vaz de
, Ferreira Florbela
Introduction: Amiodarone is a widely used antiarrhythmic drug for refractory atrial or ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) occurs in up to 6% of patients taking this medication in iodine-sufficient areas of the world and in up to 10% in iodine deficient areas. AIT can be divided into two types: type 1 is a form of iodine-induced hyperthyroidism whereas type 2 is a drug-induced destructive thyroiditis. Type 1 AIT tends to occur in patients with...