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Hyperthyroid induced Osteopenia



- Discussion:
    - hyperthyroidism produces high turnover type osteopenia from increased activity of the remodeling system;
    - high turnover osteopenia occurs in both hyperthyoidism & hyper-parathyroidism, although abnormalities of calcium homeostasis seen in hyperparathyroidism do not occur in hyperthyroidism;

- Thyroid Panel

- Medical Management:
    - Propylthiouracil



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:17 pm