Thyrotoxicosis factitia

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Thyrotoxicosis factitia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 E05.4
ICD-9 242.8
DiseasesDB 31484

Thyrotoxicosis factitia refers to a condition of thyrotoxicosis caused by the ingestion of exogenous thyroid hormone. It can be the result of mistaken ingestion of excess drug, such as levothyroxine, or as a symptom of Munchausen syndrome. It is an uncommon form of hyperthyroidism.