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ea0011s92 | Contrasting practices in European endocrinology | ECE2006

Contrasting practices in European endocrinology – radio-iodine therapy

Toft AD

Iodine-131 is increasingly the treatment of choice of the hyperthyroidism of GravesÂ’ disease and nodular goitre and is gaining popularity as a means of achieving significant goitre shrinkage in euthyroid patients. There is, however, anxiety among a significant number of patients about the dangers of radiation in general and it is these same patients who pose the question of whether prolonged treatment with antithyroid drugs is an acceptable alternative. In the past, physi...