Assessment of thyroid function during and after treatment of thyrotoxicosis.

  title={Assessment of thyroid function during and after treatment of thyrotoxicosis.},
  author={D G Mclarty and Wlodawer Alexander},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={28 3},
Destructive therapy for thyrotoxicosis frequently results in hypothyroidism, necessitating life-long treatment with thyroxine. Antithyroid drug therapy is followed by remission in a considerable proportion of patients and subsequent clinical hypothyroidism is rare. There thus seems to be a strong case for the use of antithyroid drugs as the initial treatment in most thyrotoxic patients under the age of45 years. Beyond the age of 45 or 50 years the risk of cardiac problems increases. The plan of… CONTINUE READING
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