Journal article

SPECIFIC EFFECTS OF RADIOIODINE TREATMENT ON TSAB AND TBAB LEVELS IN PATIENTS WITH GRAVES-DISEASE

VP MICHELANGELI, C POON, DJ TOPLISS, PG COLMAN

Thyroid | MARY ANN LIEBERT INC PUBL | Published : 1995

Abstract

Radioactive iodine (RAI)-induced changes in the levels of antibodies to the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (TRAb) in patients undergoing treatment for autoimmune thyroid disease have been well documented. Previous studies have reported effects on the overall level of the antibodies present, TSH-binding inhibitory immunoglobulins (TBII), without detailed studies of specific effects on the levels of thyroid-stimulating (TSAb) or thyroid-blocking antibodies (TBAb). More detailed studies have been reported only in individual cases. In this study, the values of TSAb, TBAb, and TBII were measured longitudinally in 33 patients (27 females and 6 males) who received RAI. The bioassays for..

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