What is the global prevalence of amiodarone-associated thyroid dysfunction?

Updated: Aug 28, 2020
  • Author: Mini Gopalan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Some studies indicate that the incidence varies with the dietary iodine intake in the population. AIT occurs more frequently in geographical areas with low iodine intake, whereas AIH is more frequent in iodine-replete areas. However, in a Dutch study of persons with euthyroidism living in an area with moderately sufficient iodine intake, the incidence of AIT was twice that of AIH.


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