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Jod-basedow phenomenon

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Jod-basedow phenomenon

(Science: endocrinology) induction of thyrotoxicosis in a previously euthyroid individual as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine.

It occurs most often in areas of endemic iodine-deficient goiter and in patients with multinodular goiter. It can also can develop following use of iodine-containing agents for diagnostic studies.

Synonym: iodine-induced hyperthyroidism.