Twenty-four hour radioactive iodine uptake in 35 patients with amiodarone associated thyrotoxicosis.

@article{Martino1985TwentyfourHR,
  title={Twenty-four hour radioactive iodine uptake in 35 patients with amiodarone associated thyrotoxicosis.},
  author={E. C. Martino and Fabrizio Aghini-Lombardi and Francesco Lippi and Lidio Baschieri and Michal Safran and Lewis E. Braverman and Aldo Pinchera},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={
          1402-7
        }
}
Amiodarone associated thyrotoxicosis (AAT) occurs in approximately 10% of patients treated with this iodine rich drug in areas of mild iodine deficiency. The thyroid radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) is usually undetectable or very low in iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis. In the present study, 35 patients with AAT were evaluated. Twelve patients had no thyroid abnormalities by physical exam and all had 24-hr RAIU less than or equal to 4%. In contrast, nine of 11 patients with AAT and diffuse… CONTINUE READING