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Thyroid website for professionals

Hi folks, I just stumbled across a website that looks like it has pretty good information about thyroid diseases and Grave’s Disease.  It seems to be produced by a non-profit medical education organization, but it has a slight  pharmaceutical company … Continue reading

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Pregnancy with Graves’ Disease – risk of birth defects for mothers taking anti-thyroid drugs

On the never-ending thread about long-term use of methimazole (MMI), several people have asked about the risks of anti-thyroid drugs during pregnancy.  Because MMI is thought to cause more birth defects than propylthiouracil (PTU) in the first trimester, women are often … Continue reading

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Overtreatment for GD?

There was an article about overtreating patients in the New York Times today. It opened with the classic case of Graves’ Disease. The article looks (briefly) at the pros and cons of getting the aggressive treatment (radioactive iodine or surgery) … Continue reading

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