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Family Medicine

Answer 3
  1. Euthyroid sick syndrome; no treatment necessary. The patient has euthyroid sick syndrome. Medical treatment for this condition is ineffective. In cases of pituitary or hypothalamic dysfunction, further evaluation is performed with a thyrotropin (TSH)-releasing hormone stimulation test. Lugol’s solution (supersaturated potassium iodide) is used prior to thyroidectomy or for thyroid blocking in a radiation emergency.

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