Should radioiodine be the first-line treatment for paediatric Graves' disease?

@article{West2015ShouldRB,
  title={Should radioiodine be the first-line treatment for paediatric Graves' disease?},
  author={James D. West and Timothy D Cheetham and Carole Dane and Anuja Natarajan},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 7-8},
  pages={
          797-804
        }
}
BACKGROUND Debate exists regarding the optimal treatment strategy for paediatric Graves' disease with radioiodine (RAI), and surgery, usually reserved for failure of medical therapy. We present our own experience to introduce a review of the published literature focussing on the predictors of remission after antithyroid drug (ATD) therapy from diagnosis, and discuss whether RAI should be considered as a first-line therapy. METHOD A retrospective analysis of all diagnosed cases of paediatric… CONTINUE READING

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