The prognostic value of TSH receptor binding and thyroid stimulating antibodies following antithyroid drug treatment of Graves' disease.

@article{Wilson1989ThePV,
  title={The prognostic value of TSH receptor binding and thyroid stimulating antibodies following antithyroid drug treatment of Graves' disease.},
  author={Rhoda Wilson and W. D. Fraser and J H Mckillop and J. Arthur Thomson},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={121 5},
  pages={666-70}
}
Following a course of medical therapy for Graves' disease approximately 50% of patients relapse. Previous studies have tried to identify these patients by measuring antibodies to the TSH receptor using a range of assay methods. Such studies have produced widely discrepant results. The aim of the present study was to compare the accuracy with which TSH receptor binding antibodies and thyroid-stimulating antibodies could identify cases of relapse and remission. Fifty-six newly diagnosed and… CONTINUE READING

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