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Binding-Stimulation Index (BSI) of Tamaki et al for Evaluating a Newborn for Overt Thyrotoxicosis

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Some neonates born to mothers with Graves's disease will develop overt thyrotoxicosis while others will not. Tamaki et al developed a binding-stimulation index to help identify neonates with overt thyrotoxicosis requiring therapy. The authors are from Osaka University in Japan.

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