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Hypoparathyroidism Following Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Intractable Angina Pectoris

Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(4):662-663. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-662
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Although I131 is used extensively as a therapeutic agent in this country and in Europe, the development of hypoparathyroidism subsequent to its use is rare. The following case represents such a complication and is, therefore, reported.

CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old white male printing plant worker was admitted to the Kaiser Foundation Hospital on December 11, 1958, with a history of intermittent chest pain for one month and electrocardiographic evidence of a recent posterior myocardial infarction. He remained in bed for 78 days, but continued to have angina at rest and on minimal exertion five months later. For this reason he


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