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Fig. 1

From: Painless destructive thyroiditis in a patient with resistance to thyroid hormone: a case report

Fig. 1

Time course of thyroid function. The first thyrotoxicosis episode was misdiagnosed as Graves’ disease and rapidly changed to a hypothyroid state due to thiamazole administration. One and a half years later, a second thyrotoxicosis episode occurred, and the patient recovered without treatment. Four years after the first episode of thyrotoxicosis, the third thyrotoxicosis episode occurred. Low Tc-99 m uptake without fever and pain indicated painless thyroiditis. Retrospectively, all of these thyrotoxicosis episodes seemed to be repeated painless thyroiditis.

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