iatrogenic hypothyroidism

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Related to iatrogenic hypothyroidism: iatrogenic hypoparathyroidism, autoimmune hypothyroidism

iatrogenic hypothyroidism

Inadequate secretion of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland due to treatments that include medications (such as amiodarone), radioactive iodine ablation of the gland, or surgical excision of the thyroid.
See also: hypothyroidism


deficiency of thyroid gland activity, with underproduction of thyroxine, or the condition resulting from it. Common in adult dogs, particularly certain breeds, as a result of an idiopathic atrophy of the thyroid or a lymphocytic thyroiditis. Alopecia, weight gain, mental dullness, fatigue, cold intolerance, infertility and neurological deficits are seen. In food animals the syndrome is classical neonatal colloid goiter. See also goiter.

autoimmune hypothyroidism
see lymphocytic thyroiditis.
congenital hypothyroidism
results from congenital thyroid dysgenesis, defective hormone synthesis or severe iodine deficiency. There is dwarfism, macroglossia and mental dullness.
iatrogenic hypothyroidism
may follow treatment for hyperparathyroidism in cats.
juvenile hypothyroidism
congenital hypothyroidism (above).
primary hypothyroidism
that resulting from disease of the thyroid glands.
secondary hypothyroidism
caused by a deficiency of thyroid-stimulating hormone, usually as a result of a lesion in the pituitary gland.
tertiary hypothyroidism
caused by a lack of synthesis or release of thyrotropin releasing hormone.