[Iodine therapy for iodine deficiency goiter and autoimmune thyroiditis. A prospective study].

@article{Meng1999IodineTF,
  title={[Iodine therapy for iodine deficiency goiter and autoimmune thyroiditis. A prospective study].},
  author={Wieland Meng and Andreas Schindler and Knuth Spieker and S\oren Krabbe and Nils Behnke and Wolfgang Schulze and Christina Bluemel},
  journal={Medizinische Klinik},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={597-602}
}
PROBLEM There is epidemiological and clinical evidence that iodine may induce or promote the manifestation of autoimmune thyroiditis. For this reason it is important to know if substitution of alimentary iodine deficiency or iodine treatment of endemic goitre can cause formation of thyroid antibodies. On the other hand the practical importance of this phenomenon should be evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a prospective study we examined 209 patients with endemic non-toxic goitre and 53… CONTINUE READING