Fifteen-year follow-up of thyroid function in lithium patients.

  title={Fifteen-year follow-up of thyroid function in lithium patients.},
  author={Alberto Bocchetta and Francesca Cocco and F. Velluzzi and Maria Rita Del Zompo and Stefano Mariotti and A. Loviselli},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  volume={30 5},
OBJECTIVE To study prospectively the course of clinically relevant thyroid dysfunction in a cohort of patients on long-term lithium treatment. METHOD Patients (no.=150) who had undergone a cross-sectional evaluation of their thyroid function in 1989, when they were at different stages of lithium treatment, were followed up for thyroid circulating thyroid antibodies, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroidectomy, during a further period of lithium exposure of up to 15 yr. RESULTS Annual… CONTINUE READING


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