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The Incidence of Childhood Thyrotoxicosis Is Increasing in Both Girls and Boys in Sweden.

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Summary of "The Incidence of Childhood Thyrotoxicosis Is Increasing in Both Girls and Boys in Sweden."

We found an increase in the incidence rate (IR) of childhood thyrotoxicosis (CT) during the 1990s in central Sweden. The optimal treatment method for CT is a subject that is still debated upon.

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Name: Hormone research in paediatrics
ISSN: 1663-2826
Pages: 1-8

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