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ea0037gp.27.08 | Thyroid – hyperthyroidism and treatment | ECE2015

There is a detectable immune activity in the orbits of all patients diagnosed with Graves' disease regardless of later development of Graves' orbitopathy

Berta Eszter , Ujhelyi Bernadett , Szabados Lajos , Galuska Laszlo , Erdei Annamaria , Gazdag Annamaria , Halmi Sandor , Nagy Endre , Bodor Miklos

Graves’ orbitopathy (GO) is a common complication of Graves’ disease (GD) which is often responding poorly to therapy. GO may develop before or together with, or during the course of GD. In an individual patient, the development of GO cannot be predicted. We assumed that orbital autoimmune activity is predictable using orbital 99mTc-labelled diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (99mTc-DTPA) SPECT. We aimed to determine whether any orbital autoimmune activity can be id...