LAWRENCE TAYLOR, M.D.
Reports of successful treatment of subacute thyroiditis (DeQuervain's, pseudotuberculous, giant cell thyroiditis) have included the use of x-ray, thiouracil, ACTH, cortisone and thyroid-stimulating hormone. The average duration of subacute thyroiditis following x-ray therapy was 19 days in Crile's series,1 although two cases received two or more courses over a period of three months. Portmann,2 however, reported 46 of 47 patients apparently cured with one or two courses of x-ray therapy, the patient not cured having received only one course. Robbins3 reported five of six patients improved within two days following thyroid-stimulating hormone, 20 to 30 mg. intramuscularly daily for from
TAYLOR L. CORTISONE VERSUS X-RAY IN THE TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE THYROIDITIS: A REPORT OF FOUR CASES(CORTISONE VERSUS X-RAY IN THE TREATMENT OF SUBACUTE THYROIDITIS: A REPORT OF FOUR CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:1082–1087. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1082
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1082-1087.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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