Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 460--462

Not all elevated hormones are toxic: A case of thyroid hormone resistance


Rajeev Philip1, Mohan Krishnakumar Padikal2, Altaf Alinausad3, Charamelsankaran Keshavan3 
1 Department of Endocrinology, PIMS, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
2 Department of Family Medicine, PIMS, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
3 Department of Medicine, PIMS, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajeev Philip
Department of Endocrinology, PIMS, Thiruvalla, Kerala
India

Resistance to thyroid hormone syndrome (RTH) is a rare disorder and is usually inherited as dominantly negative autosomal trait. RTH is caused by mutations in the thyroid hormone receptor beta. Patients with RTH usually do not have signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis, but the thyroid function test shows an elevated T3 and T4, which get misinterpreted as hyperthyroidism, resulting in unnecessary treatment.


How to cite this article:
Philip R, Padikal MK, Alinausad A, Keshavan C. Not all elevated hormones are toxic: A case of thyroid hormone resistance.J Family Med Prim Care 2016;5:460-462


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Philip R, Padikal MK, Alinausad A, Keshavan C. Not all elevated hormones are toxic: A case of thyroid hormone resistance. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];5:460-462
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