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Thyroid FAQs (cont.)

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Authors: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD, FACE, Director of Thyroid Disease Center, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine.

Editors: Robert J Ferry, Jr, MD, FAAP, Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, and St. Jude Children's Research. Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth

REFERENCE: Thyroid Disease.

Previous contributing coauthor: Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD, Fellow in Endocrinology, Boston Medical Center

Last Editorial Review: 11/10/2010

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