Therapeutic 131I dose in hyperthyroidism: role of pretreatment with thionamide.

Radioiodine therapy has become a cornerstone of treatment of hyperthyroidism. However, the timing of its administration varies between 1) the time of initial diagnosis with concurrent therapy with beta adrenergic blocking drugs or 2) following induction of euthyroidism with thioamide, Propylthiouracil or Methimazole. This study assessed 24-HR 131I uptake… CONTINUE READING