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Non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism caused by thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor germline mutations - 2012 European Thyroid Association Guidelines
© Paschke et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
Published: 5 April 2013
All cases of familial thyrotoxicosis with absence of evidence of autoimmunity and all children with persistent isolated neonatal hyperthyroidism should be evaluated for familial non-autoimmune autosomal dominant hyperthyroidism (FNAH) or persistent sporadic non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism (PSNAH). First, all index patients should be analysed for the presence/absence of a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TSHR) germline mutation, and if they display a TSHR germline mutation, all other family members including asymptomatic and euthyroid family members should also be analysed. A functional characterization of all new TSHR mutations is necessary. Appropriate ablative therapy is recommended to avoid relapses of hyperthyroidism and its consequences, especially in children. Therefore, in children the diagnosis of FNAH or PSNAH needs to be established as early as possible in the presence of the clinical hallmarks of the disease.
- Paschke R, Niedziela M, Vaidya B, Persani L, Rapoport B, Leclere J: 2012 European Thyroid Association Guidelines for the Management of Familial and Persistent Sporadic Non-Autoimmune Hyperthyroidism Caused by Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Receptor Germline Mutations. In Eur Thyroid J. Volume 1. S. Karger AG, Basel; 2012:142–147. (DOI:10.1159/000342982) Copyright © 2012 European Thyroid Association 10.1159/000342982Google Scholar
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