Jod-Basedow phenomenon


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Jod-Ba·se·dow phe·nom·e·non

(bahs'ĕ-dof), Jod is the German word for iodine, not a proper name.
induction of thyrotoxicosis in patients previously euthyroid as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine; occurs most often in geographic areas of endemic iodine-deficient goiter and in patients with multinodular goiter; can also develop following use of iodine-containing agents for diagnostic studies.

Jod-Basedow phenomenon

[jod′ bä′zədō′]
Etymology: Ger, Jod, iodine; Karl A. von Basedow, German physician, 1799-1854
thyrotoxicosis that may occur when dietary iodine is given to a patient with endemic goiter in an area of environmental iodine deficiency. It is presumed that iodine deficiency protects some patients with endemic goiter from development of thyrotoxicosis. The phenomenon may also occur when large doses of iodine are given to patients with nontoxic multinodular goiter in areas with sufficient environmental iodine. Also called iodine-induced hyperthyroidism.

Basedow,

Karl Adolph von, German physician, 1799-1854.
Basedow disease - Synonym(s): Graves disease; thyrotoxicosis
Basedow goiter - colloid goiter which becomes hyperfunctional after the ingestion of excess iodine, causing Jod-Basedow phenomenon.
Basedow pseudoparaplegia - weakness of the thigh muscles in thyrotoxicosis.
Basedow syndrome - myeloneuropathy seen in the presence of thyrotoxicosis.
Jod-Basedow phenomenon - induction of thyrotoxicosis in a previously euthyroid individual as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine. Synonym(s): iodine-induced hyperthyroidism

jod-Ba·se·dow phe·nom·e·non

(yod-bah'zĕ-dō fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
Induction of thyrotoxicosis in patients previously euthyroid as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine.