Long-term follow-up for the results of the treatment with Anti-Thyroid Drugs, Radioactive iodine and surgery in patients with Graves, disease
Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 4 (5); 417-423
October 31, 2014
Article Type: Letter
July 15, 2012
December 29, 2012
Long-term follow-up for the results of the treatment with Anti-Thyroid Drugs, Radioactive iodine and surgery in patients with Graves, disease,
Jentashapir J Health Res.
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In a retrospective study, 580 patients with Graves disease were evaluated. They were treated with one of the treatment methods from October 1999 until September 2005. Using a questionnaire that related data were collected: demographic information, onset of disease, the recurrence rate incidence of hyperthyroidism and side effects of treatment were collected. Out of 580 patients enrolled the study, 268 (46%) were treated with anti-thyroid drugs (for 18 months at least), 284 (49%) with radioactive iodine and 28 (5%) underwent the surgery. Recurrence rates of hyperthyroidism after treatment with anti-thyroid drugs, iodine therapy and surgery were recorded at 53%, 8%, 14%, respectively (P< 0/001). Hypothyroidism occurence after three methods was 6%, 74% and 71%, respectively. Overall,
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