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Radioiodine is not the Preferred Choice of Treatment for Pediatric Graves' Disease

Sagili Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy

Citation Information : Reddy SV. Radioiodine is not the Preferred Choice of Treatment for Pediatric Graves' Disease. World J Endoc Surg 2010; 2 (2):81-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1027

Published Online: 01-04-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation for treatment of hyperthyroidism in Pediatric Graves' disease is effective but limited literature exists regarding its long-term safety. There is no long-term prospective randomized controlled study on long-term safety of pediatric Graves' disease receiving RAI ablation. There are concerns regarding development of both thyroid and non-thyroidal malignancy, and primary hyperparathyroidism in subjects receiving RAI. Current evidences donot support routine use of RAI ablation in such situation. Surgery is a safe option.

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