Short-term antithyroid drug therapy for the thyrotoxicosis of Graves's disease.

@article{Greer1977ShorttermAD,
  title={Short-term antithyroid drug therapy for the thyrotoxicosis of Graves's disease.},
  author={Monte A. Greer and H. von der Kammer and D J Bouma},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1977},
  volume={297 4},
  pages={
          173-6
        }
}
We investigated whether thyrotoxic patients treated with short-term antithyroid therapy would achieve prolonged remissions. Thirty-one previously untreated and nine previously treated patients with thyrotoxic Graves's disease received a single daily dose of methimazole or propylthiouracil. The drug was stopped at, or shortly after, the time they became euthyroid. Twelve of the 31 previously untreated patients remained in remission for 29 +/- 3.5 months (mean +/- S.E.) after treatment for 4.5… CONTINUE READING
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