ea0041ep1016 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016
, Clerici Thomas
, Kolb Walter
, Brandle Michael
, Bilz Stefan
Introduction: Amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) occurs in 510% of patients and may occur at any time throughout the course of treatment including months after discontinuation. Two distinct forms of AIT are distinguished and treated differently. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism, typically seen in patients with underlying thyroid disease, is referred to as typ1 AIT and treated with high doses of thionamide antithyroid drugs and perchlorate. Type 2 AIT is a destructive ...