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Autonomous thyroid nodules in adolescents: clinical characteristics and results of TRH testing.

Seven adolescents with autonomous thyroid nodules were evaluated over a three-year period. They had hyperfunctioning nodules on radionuclide scan which failed to suppress with exogenous administration of thyroid hormone. They were clinically euthyroid and had normal T4, free T4, and basal TSH values. However, as a group they had elevated total serum T3 concentrations, blunted TSH response to TRH, and accelerated closure of cranial sutures, all of which suggested subtle hyperthyroidism. These patients have been followed for one to five years. Four have undergone partial thyroidectomy because of persistent elevation in the serum T3 concentration or enlargement of the nodule. The clinical presentation and laboratory findings in this group are similar to those found in adults with autonomous nodules.[1]

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  1. Autonomous thyroid nodules in adolescents: clinical characteristics and results of TRH testing. Osburne, R.C., Goren, E.N., Bybee, D.E., Johnsonbaugh, R.E. J. Pediatr. (1982) [Pubmed]
 
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