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Potassium Iodide.

Authors

Torti JF1, Correa R2.

Source

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Jun 18.

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1
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
2
University of Arizona

Excerpt

Potassium iodide (KI) is a medication and dietary supplement. As a dietary supplement, it has utility in patients with low iodine intake, a more frequent occurrence in developing countries. As a prescribed medication, it is used to treat severe hyperthyroidism, cutaneous inflammatory dermatoses, nuclear emergencies, and to protect the thyroid gland when using radiopharmaceuticals.

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