The effect of iodide on serum thyroid hormone levels in normal persons, in hyperthyroid patients, and in hypothyroid patients on thyroxine replacement.

@article{Philippou1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of iodide on serum thyroid hormone levels in normal persons, in hyperthyroid patients, and in hypothyroid patients on thyroxine replacement.},
  author={George Philippou and Demetrios A. Koutras and G D Piperingos and A M Souvatzoglou and Spyridon D. Moulopoulos},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={1992},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={573-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To clarify the duration and the extent of the antithyroid effect of iodides in hyperthyroidism, and to investigate whether iodides have an additional peripheral effect on the metabolism of thyroid hormones, as has been reported for some organic iodine compounds. DESIGN The effect on the peripheral thyroid hormone levels of 150 mg of potassium iodide daily (equivalent to 114 mg of iodide) for 3-7 weeks was compared in 21 hyperthyroid patients and 12 healthy controls. A possible… CONTINUE READING