NAPLEX Practice Question # 57

NAPLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 57.



Causes of hyperthyroidism


  • Hashimoto thyroiditis, a chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis that is considered to be an autoimmune disorder
  • Treatment of hyperthyroidism, such as radioactive iodine therapy, subtotal thyroidectomy, or administration of antithyroid agents
  • Surgical excision of thyroid gland
  • Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland)
    • Endemic goiter results from inadequate intake of dietary iodine. Th is is common in regions with iodine-depleted soil and in areas of endemic malnutrition.

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