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Successful radioiodine treatment in a 3 year old child with Graves' disease following antithyroid medication induced neutropenia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Helen Lucraft, Professor Timothy Cheetham


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A 3 year old child with Graves' disease and mitral valve prolapse became neutropenic on carbimazole therapy. She was switched to propylthouracil but the neutropenia recurred. She was treated with radioiodine but required two doses of 113 MBq and then 198 MBq five months later before becoming hypothyroid. The mitral valve prolapse resolved when she was euthyroid on thyrotoxic replacement. Antithyroid drugs, surgery, and radioiodine all have a place in the management of the thyrotoxic child.

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Author(s): Rahman MAS, Birrell G, Stewart H, Lucraft H, Cheetham TD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 2003

Volume: 88

Issue: 2

Pages: 158-159

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1136/adc.88.2.158


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