Endocrine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

  • Author: Todd T. Brown, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/14/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Consultation with an endocrinologist is recommended in patients with hyperthyroidism to develop a strategy that best suits the patient
  • Propylthiouracil or methimazole can be used to inhibit thyroid hormone production in patients with Graves’ disease
  • Radioiodine thyroid ablation or surgery is recommended for patients with toxic multinodular goiter or toxic adenoma and may be appropriate for some patients with Graves’ disease

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