Joseph A. Glennon, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Clark T. Sawin, M.D.; Edgar S. Gordon, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Some have suggested that the incidence of hypothyroidism after treatment of hyperthyroidism with radioiodine may be lessened by using a lower dose of radioiodine. We traced 64 hyperthyroid patients who were successfully treated with 3 mc of radioiodine or less before 1951. Nine were lost to follow-up shortly after treatment. The remaining 55 were found, their thyroid status at last examination noted, and the data analyzed with the life-table method. The incidence of hypothyroidism was low (4%) at the end of the first year, as others have noted with lower doses of radioiodine. The cumulative incidence of hypothyroidism remained low
Glennon JA, Sawin CT, Gordon ES. Hypothyroidism After Small Doses of Radioiodine in Hyperthyroidism.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:823–824. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-823_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):823-824.
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