Remission with carbimazole therapy & assessment of T4 suppression test as an index of relapse in patients with Graves' disease in India.

@article{Goswami1996RemissionWC,
  title={Remission with carbimazole therapy & assessment of T4 suppression test as an index of relapse in patients with Graves' disease in India.},
  author={Ravinder Goswami and Chandra Shekhar Bal and Nandita S. Gupta and Narayana Kochupillai},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  year={1996},
  volume={103},
  pages={
          272-7
        }
}
This study determined the relapse rate following the use of antithyroid drugs (ATD) in patients with Graves' disease and assessed T4 suppression test as a follow up index for predicting relapse after carbimazole treatment in 21 patients who had taken 9-12 months of ATD treatment continuously with good compliance. T4 suppression test was done before stopping ATD treatment. During one year of follow up after stopping ATD therapy, 12 (57%) patients relapsed and 9 (43%) remained in remission. Six… CONTINUE READING

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