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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 466-468

A curious case of refractory hypothyroidism due to selective malabsorption of oral thyroxine


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Nishikant Damle
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.95716

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There are very few cases in the literature in which refractory persistent hypothyroidism responded only to parenteral doses of levothyroxine and no evidence of any malabsorptive disorder could be identified. Here, we present a rare case of a 35-year-old woman with refractory hypothyroidism who responded only to intravenous doses of levothyroxine. We also discuss possible causes for the same.


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