Jod-Basedow phenomenonmedical dictionary

<endocrinology> Induction of thyrotoxicosis in a previously euthyroid individual as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine.

It occurs most often in areas of endemic iodine-deficient goitre and in patients with multinodular goitre. It can also can develop following use of iodine-containing agents for diagnostic studies.

Synonyms: iodine-induced hyperthyroidism.

(05 Mar 2000)

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