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Risk Factors for Hyperthyroidism
- Certain common viral infections
- Pregnancy—A small percentage of women develop postpartum thyroiditis (hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism).
- A history of other autoimmune diseases
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists website. Available at: http://www.aace.com.
American Women’s Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.amwa-doc.org.
Graves' disease. Davidson College website. Available at: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/Courses/Immunology/Students/Spring2003/Breedlove/GravesDisease.html. Accessed December 9, 2009.
Kasper DL, Harrison TR. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005.
Pearce EN. Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis. Brit Med J. 2006;332:1369-1373.
- Reviewer: Kim Carmichael, MD
- Review Date: 12/2013
- Update Date: 01/13/2014