Prospective studies of thyroid function in patients receiving gold therapy.


Gold inhibits the Type I deiodinase that provides the bulk of circulating T3 in humans. We prospectively studied thyroid function in patients receiving increasing parenteral cumulative gold doses. Eight consecutive euthyroid patients with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis who were initiating intramuscular gold therapy were enrolled. Serum thyroid hormone… (More)


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