Hyperthyroidism and Thyrotoxicosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 15, 2018
  • Author: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnostic considerations include factitious hyperthyroidism, which is hyperthyroidism secondary to intentional consumption of thyroid hormone. In this condition, thyroid hormone consumption causes suppression of thyroglobulin secretion by the thyroid. Factitious hyperthyroidism is common in medical personnel, who have easy access to medication containing thyroid hormone and may abuse it for weight loss or an energy boost.

Differential Diagnoses