Which physical findings are characteristic of euthyroid sick syndrome?

Updated: Apr 27, 2017
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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On physical examination, there are no typical findings for patients with NTI. The examination findings in each patient reflect the characteristics of her or his nonthyroidal disease. Findings on examination of the thyroid gland are unremarkable.

NTI can have an effect on patients who have preexisting thyroid diseases. Coexisting NTI can mask physical findings of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.


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