September 1985

Thyrotoxic Thyroiditis After Radiotherapy for Hodgkin's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Hematology, Department of Medicine (Drs Blitzer, Paolozzi, Gottlieb, and Zamkoff), and the Division of Radiation Therapy (Dr Chung), State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(9):1734-1735. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360090210034

• Exposure of the thyroid gland to ionizing radiation has been associated with a variety of abnormalities. Among these are tardive hypothyroidism and an increased risk of developing thyroid nodules and cancer. Although acute thyroiditis has been known to complicate radioactive iodine 131 therapy, it has rarely been associated with external beam irradiation. Thyrotoxic painless thyroiditis developed in two patients after mantle-field irradiation for Hodgkin's disease.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1734-1735)