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Open Access Highly Accessed Review

Managing thyroid dysfunction in selected special situations

Durr e Sabih1* and Mohammad Inayatullah2

Author Affiliations

1 Multan Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Nishtar Hospital, Multan 60000, Pakistan

2 Department of Medicine, Nishtar Medical College and Hospital, Multan 60000, Pakistan

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Thyroid Research 2013, 6:2  doi:10.1186/1756-6614-6-2

Published: 4 February 2013

Abstract

Managing thyroid dysfunction is simple at first glance, the idea is to bring hormone levels in the euthyroid range, treat with antithyroid drugs, radio-iodine or surgery if toxic and replace with thyroxine or T3 if hypothyroid. Complexities arise when there are coexisting conditions that affect the thyroid or are affected by thyroid dysfunction and this review will deal with the special situations that need care when correcting thyroid hormone levels.