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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 145

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Sunitinib (sutent)-induced thyrotoxicosis due to destructive thyroiditis: a case report.
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Faris JE, Moore AF, Daniels GH
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Thyroid. 2007;17(11):1147.
 
Numerous drugs have been associated with destructive thyroiditis (subacute thyroiditis). Sunitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor employed in renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors, has recently been linked to destructive thyroiditis with resultant hypothyroidism. We report a patient with transient overt thyrotoxicosis followed by hypothyroidism, apparently related to sunitinib therapy.
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Department of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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