GERALD BURKE, M.D.
To the editor: Kay and colleagues (1) reported the case of a patient who had Graves disease induced by radioactive iodine. Without commenting on the authors' findings or the conclusions they derived, I find the authors practice of treating nontoxic multinodular goiter, presumably ". . . to decrease the goiter size, mainly for cosmetic reasons . . ." highly problematic, and one that should have elicited concern on the part of your reviewers.
BURKE G. Treatment of Goiter for Cosmetic Reasons. Ann Intern Med. ;108:482. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-3-482_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(3):482.
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