Jod-Basedow phenomenon


Jod-Basedow phenomenon
a collection of symptoms that includes skin rash, conjunctivitis, salivary gland inflammation, and hyperthyroidism due to the intake of high doses of iodine (German Jod, hence the name).
K. A. von Basedow (1799-1854), German physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Jod-Basedow phenomenon — a collection of symptoms that includes skin rash, conjunctivitis, salivary gland inflammation, and hyperthyroidism due to the intake of high doses of iodine (German Jod, hence the name) [A. von Basedow (1799–1854), German physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Jod-Basedow, jodbasedow — See Jod Basedow phenomenon. [Ger. Jod, iodine, + K.A. von Basedow] …   Medical dictionary

  • Basedow — Karl A. von, German physician, 1799–1854. See B. disease, B. pseudoparaplegia, Jod B. phenomenon, B. goiter …   Medical dictionary

  • phenomenon — 1. A symptom; an occurrence of any sort, whether ordinary or extraordinary, in relation to a disease. 2. Any unusual fact or occurrence. [G. phainomenon, fr. phaino, to cause to appear] adhesion p. a p. manifested by the adherence of antigen… …   Medical dictionary

  • goiter — A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland, not due to a neoplasm, occurring endemically in certain localities, especially regions where glaciation occurred and the soil is low in iodine, and sporadically elsewhere. SYN: struma (1). [Fr. from L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperthyroidism — An abnormality of the thyroid gland in which secretion of thyroid hormone is usually increased and is no longer under regulatory control of hypothalamic pituitary centers; characterized by a hypermetabolic state, usually with weight loss,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Jodbasedow — Jod Basedow effect is used to describe hyperthyroidism following administration of iodine or iodide, either as a dietary supplement or as contrast medium. This phenomenon is an iodine induced hyperthyroidism, typically presenting in a patient… …   Wikipedia


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