Long-term outcomes of pediatric Graves' disease.

@article{Jevalikar2014LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of pediatric Graves' disease.},
  author={Ganesh Sudhakar Jevalikar and Julieta Solis and Margaret R. Zacharin},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 11-12},
  pages={1131-6}
}
BACKGROUND Remission rates with antithyroid drugs (ATDs) in pediatric Graves' disease (GD) are low. Very few studies report long-term follow-up of GD especially into adulthood. OBJECTIVES We studied long-term outcomes of pediatric onset GD, including a follow-up into adulthood and factors associated with need for definitive therapy. METHODS Sixty-five patients (57 females) with GD, with onset <18 years (median 13, range, 3.5-17) and duration ≥2 years (median 7; range, 2-22) since diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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