There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, and correct diagnosis is essential for management. Graves' disease is most commonly managed with radioactive iodine therapy (131I), antithyroid drugs or surgery. Toxic adenomas (single or multiple) may be treated with 131I or surgery. Most types of thyroiditis are managed expectantly. Pregnant women, children and the elderly deserve special consideration. Follow-up is vital to identify the later development of hypothyroidism.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice