MILFORD FULOP, M.D.
To the editor: In light of the suggestion by Orme and Conolly (Ann Intern Med 75:136, 1971) that treatment with 131I can sometimes cause hypoparathyroidism, the following case may be of interest.
A 45-year-old woman was seen in June 1958 after 1 year of hyperthyroidism. A goiter had been present for 8 years and a lower abdominal mass for 1 year. She was mentally retarded, but the lifelong duration of this problem was not clarified until months later. The right lobe of her enlarged thyroid contained a soft nodule. The lower abdominal mass was thought to be an ovarian cyst.
FULOP M. Hypoparathyroidism After 131I Therapy. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:808. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-808_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):808.
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