Effect of administration of thyroxine on the risk of postpartum recurrence of hyperthyroid Graves' disease.

@article{Hashizume1992EffectOA,
  title={Effect of administration of thyroxine on the risk of postpartum recurrence of hyperthyroid Graves' disease.},
  author={Kiyoshi Hashizume and Kazuo Ichikawa and Yutaka Nishii and Makio Kobayashi and Akihiro Sakurai and Toru Miyamoto and Satoru Suzuki and Teiji Takeda},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1992},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={6-10}
}
In our previous study, we reported that the administration of T4 to patients with Graves' disease who were under treatment with methimazole (MMI) decreased the level of antibodies to thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptors and the rate of recurrence of hyperthyroidism. In this study, the effect of T4 administration on the rate of postpartum recurrence of hyperthyroidism was examined. Seventy-eight patients with Graves' disease had been treated with MMI for 1-3 yr before pregnancy, and MMI… CONTINUE READING

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