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Amiodarone and the thyroid
Kelly Cheer MBChB, MRCP, Sushnita Pearce BMedSci, BMBS, FRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 9, p.39 (123Doc Education, London, December 2010)
Amiodarone is a highly effective and frequently used treatment for cardiac arrhythmias. This article reviews the effects of amiodarone on the thyroid, and discusses the diagnosis and treatment of amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction.
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Kelly Cheer MBChB, MRCP
Specialty Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Sushnita Pearce BMedSci, BMBS, FRCP
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
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