Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

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


Nishikant Damle1, Chandrasekhar Bal1, Ramya Soundararajan1, Praveen Kumar1, Prashant Durgapal2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Nishikant Damle
Department of Nuclear Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Damle N, Bal C, Soundararajan R, Kumar P, Durgapal P. A curious case of refractory hypothyroidism due to selective malabsorption of oral thyroxine.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:466-468


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Damle N, Bal C, Soundararajan R, Kumar P, Durgapal P. A curious case of refractory hypothyroidism due to selective malabsorption of oral thyroxine. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 May 13 ];16:466-468
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