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Treatment of Thyrotoxicosis with Low Doses of Radioactive Iodine

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5668.442 (Published 23 August 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:442
  1. A. W. G. Goolden,
  2. T. Russell Fraser

    Abstract

    In a series of 156 thyrotoxic patients treated with low doses of radioactive iodine the therapeutic dose was calculated by means of a sliding scale in which the dose level was varied according to the estimated size of the gland. Of the patients so treated 56·5% achieved a remission with a single dose of 131I. The incidence of hypothyroidism at one year was 5%.