Clinical research of juvenile hyperthyroidism treatment with radioiodine
Qiu Ling, Zhang Chunying,
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, 64600, China.
Objective To evaluate the effects and side effects in the radioiodine management of juvenile hyperthyroidism. Methods 80 patients with poor effects using anti-thyroid drug were assigned to receive 131I therapy. The follows of therapy outcome were assessed 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after the start of treatment. One follows up per 1-3 years. Results Among 80 patients followed by 6 months, clinical response was excellent in 65patients (81%),good in l5 (19%). There were 12 patients with hypothyroidism followed 4 years, and with no other side effects, Conclusion The good therapeutic effect was obtained in radioiodine treatment for juvenile hyperthyroidism. Radioiodine was effective to juvenile hyperthyroidism. (Asian J Nucl Med 2001;1:57)
Key words : Radioiodine; Juvenile; Hyperthyroidism; Treatment
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