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ea0028p351 | Thyroid | SFEBES2012

TBII at discontinuation of ATD therapy as a predictor of relapse of hyperthyroidism in Graves’ disease - a prospective analysis

Stewart Kathryn , Handley Graham , Razvi Salman

Background: Graves’ hyperthyroidism is treated with anti-thyroid drugs (ATD) for 12–18 months, after which ~50% of patients remain euthyroid. Risk factors predicting relapse are: male gender, younger age, orbitopathy, large goitres, severe hyperthyroidism at diagnosis and smoking. Recent reports suggest measurement of TBII at ATD cessation is useful in predicting risk of relapse. Aim: To prospectively investigate whether TBII levels at cessation of ATD therapy are us...