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J Nucl Med. 2007 Mar;48(3):379-89.

Treatment of thyrotoxicosis.

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  • 1Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA.

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  • J Nucl Med. 2007 Jun;48(6):872.

Abstract

In this review, the causes of thyrotoxicosis and the treatment of syndromes with increased trapping of iodine are discussed. The benefits and the potential side effects of 3 frequently used therapies--antithyroid medications, thyroidectomy, and (131)I treatment--are presented. The different approaches to application of (131)I treatment are described. Treatment with (131)I has been found to be cost-effective, safe, and reliable.

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