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The early follow-up of 131I-treatment of thyrotoxicosis

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Abstract

No general agreement exists concerning the optimal time for the first control of patients treated with 131I for thyrotoxicosis. Ten consecutive cases were followed clinically, and current laboratory thyroid tests were frequently performed during a 14 week period to point out the optimal control time and the best setup of control parameters for such patients. It is concluded that clinical examination, supplied with T4, T3, T3-test, and TSH determinations 12–14 weeks after therapy seems rational as a first step in the lifelong follow-up of these patients.

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Abbreviations

T4 :

thyroxin

T3 :

triiodothyronine

T3-test:

triiodothyronine uptake test

TSH:

thyroid stimulating hormone

FT4I:

free thyroxin index

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Daae, L.N.W., Solheim, D.M. The early follow-up of 131I-treatment of thyrotoxicosis. Eur J Nucl Med 5, 199–203 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00271899

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  • Public Health
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinical Examination
  • Control Parameter
  • Thyrotoxicosis