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February 1985

Successful Management of Graves' Disease in a Patient Undergoing Regular Dialysis Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the University Department of Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(2):337. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360020181028

• Classic Graves' disease associated with thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies developed in a woman undergoing regular hemodialysis for uremia from chronic pyelonephritis. Her condition responded well to treatment initially with carbimazole and then an ablative dose of sodium iodide I 131 therapy. To our knowledge this is only the second documented case of hyperthyroidism in a patient with chronic renal failure, and it demonstrates that conventional forms of therapy are efficacious and safe.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:337)