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Transient hypothyroidism after withdrawal of thyroxin therapy
  1. L. A. Distiller,
  2. B. I. Joffe

    Abstract

    Continued administration of large doses of thyroid may not produce hyperthyroidism in euthyroid individuals. Cessation of prolonged high-dosage thyroid replacement can cause transient clinical and biochemical hypothyroidism owing to pituitary suppression. A case is recorded in which both these phenomena are well demonstrated. This case highlights these basic endocrinological principles.

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