RICHARD E. GOLDSMITH, M.D.
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To the editor: In the July issue (Ann Intern Med 75:136, 1971) I read with interest the letter by Drs. Orme and Conolly from Hammersmith Hospital. They called attention to a case of hypoparathyroidism after radioiodine treatment of thyrotoxicosis. I should like to call attention to an article by Dr. King, me, and our associates concerning this problem (Acta Endocrinol (Kbh) 58:565, 1968). We concluded that we could demonstrate poor parathyroid reserve in patients subjected to radioiodine therapy for thyrotoxicosis only when these patients developed the postradioiodine treatment complication of hypothyroidism. We showed that replacement treatment using desiccated thyroid restored
RICHARD E. GOLDSMITH. Hypoparathyroidism and Hypothyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:647. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-647_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):647.
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