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Hyperthyroidism

Radioactive Iodine

z Treatment of choice for Grave’s disease z Ablative therapy: quick resolution

z Most patients become hypothyroid and require thyroid replacement therapy May start partial replacement doses at 2mos z

z No effect on fertility, congenital malformations, or risk of cancer in patients or offspring

z Contraindication Pregnancy: may ablate fetal thyroid Breast-feeding: appears in breast milk z z

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