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Jod-Basedow phenomenon

Pronunciation: bahs'e-dof

Definition: induction of thyrotoxicosis in patients previously euthyroid as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine; occurs most often in geographic areas of endemic iodine-deficient goiter and in patients with multinodular goiter; can also develop following use of iodine-containing agents for diagnostic studies.

Synonym(s): iodine-induced hyperthyroidism

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