Title: Effects of l-thyroxine administration, TSH-receptor antibodies and smoking on the risk of recurrence in Graves' hyperthyroidism treated with antithyroid drugs: a double-blind prospective randomized study
Authors: Glinoer, D ×
de Nayer, P
Bex, Mieke
Belgian Collaborative Study Group on Graves' Disease #
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: BioScientifica Ltd.
Series Title: European Journal of Endocrinology vol:144 issue:5 pages:475-83
Abstract: In Graves' hyperthyroidism treated with antithyroid drugs (ATD), the overall relapse rate reaches 30-50% following ATD discontinuation. Conflicting results have previously been reported with regard to the usefulness of combining ATD with thyroxine (l-T4), and thereafter maintaining l-T4 treatment after ATD withdrawal. Also, clinicians are in search of useful parameters to predict the risk of a recurrence of hyperthyroidism after ATD treatment.
ISSN: 0804-4643
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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