Refetoff Syndrome


Refetoff Syndrome: Thyroid hormone resistance is a rare syndrome in which thyroid hormone levels are elevated but the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is not suppressed (or not completely suppressed as would be expected).


1967 – first report of the condition appeared by Samuel Refetoff

Associated Persons

Alternative names

  • Thyroid hormone resistance (TRH)


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