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Increasing use of radioiodine in young people with thyrotoxicosis in Great Britain.

Authors
  • Turner, Neil
  • Driver, Ian
  • Salotti, Jane A
  • Pearce, Mark S
  • Cheetham, Tim
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Endocrinology
Publisher
Bioscientifica
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
167
Issue
5
Pages
715–718
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1530/EJE-12-0542
PMID: 22956555
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A rising proportion of patients with thyrotoxicosis receiving RI are in those <21 years. This is largely due to an increase in the number of young people treated with a reduction in the minimum age at RI administration. We suspect that European clinicians are becoming more comfortable with RI treatment in young people with thyrotoxicosis, although a changing incidence is a potential contributing factor.

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