Clinical experience with radioactive iodine in the treatment of childhood and adolescent Graves' disease

@inproceedings{Cury2013ClinicalEW,
  title={Clinical experience with radioactive iodine in the treatment of childhood and adolescent Graves' disease},
  author={Adriano Namo Cury and Ver{\^o}nica T Meira and Osmar Monte and Mar{\'i}lia Martins Silveira Marone and Nilza Maria Scalissi and Cristiane Kochi and Luis Eduardo P Calliari and Carlos Alberto Longui},
  booktitle={Endocrine connections},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatments for Graves' disease (GD) in children and adolescents include oral antithyroid drugs (ATDs), near total thyroidectomy, and radioactive iodine (RAI). ATDs remain the preferred choice in this age group, but because persistent remission occurs in 30% of cases, RAI is becoming a common option for definitive therapy. METHODS We performed a review of 65 medical records of GD patients under age 19 years who were followed between 1985 and 2005. RESULTS The prevalence of GD… CONTINUE READING
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