Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 303–304 | Cite as

Results of lithium-131I treatment of thyrotoxicosis

  • B. E. W. Brownlie
  • J. G. Turner
  • B. M. Ovenden
  • T. G. H. Rogers


The role of lithium as an adjunct to 131I therapy of thyrotoxicosis has been assessed. Seventeen lithium-131I treated patients and 16 control — 131I treated patients have been followed for almost three years. Five lithium — 131I and 3 control — 131l patients have become hypothyroid with the lithium treated patients developing earlier thyroid failure. Ten lithium and 10 control patients remain clinically and biochemically euthyroid. Two lithium — 131I and 2 control — 131I patients remain on low dose antithyroid drugs.


Lithium 131I treatment thyrotoxicosis 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. W. Brownlie
    • 1
  • J. G. Turner
    • 1
  • B. M. Ovenden
    • 1
  • T. G. H. Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physics, Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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