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Recurrent Graves' Disease after Successful Radioiodine Therapy Induced Hypothyroidism: A Rare Occurrence

Bhargav PRK, V Amar, SK Uday

Citation Information : PRK B, Amar V, Uday S. Recurrent Graves' Disease after Successful Radioiodine Therapy Induced Hypothyroidism: A Rare Occurrence. World J Endoc Surg 2011; 3 (3):134-136.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1077

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

One of the three principal therapies of Graves' disease is radioiodine treatment. Hypothyroidism is considered as a treatment end point of successful radioiodine treatment for Graves' disease. The radioiodine-induced hypothyroidism is mostly irreversible. Though, early recurrences can be due to treatment failure, inadequate radioiodine dose or rarely due to Marine-Lenhart syndrome. Here, we report a rare case of recurrent Graves' disease, 3 years after successful radioiodine therapy induced hypothyroidism in a 50-year-old lady.


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