of Family and Community Medicine, University of Louisville, 3430 Newburg Rd., Louisville, KY 40218 (e-mail:jrreid01@gwise.louisville.edu). Franklyn JA, Standard treatment for hypothyroidism involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine (Levo-T, Synthroid, others). For the missing item, see the original print version of this publication. The effect of methimazole on cure rates after radioiodine treatment for Graves’ hyperthyroidism: a randomized clinical trial. Rare causes of hyperthyroidism include metastatic thyroid cancer, ovarian tumors that produce thyroid hormone (struma ovarii), trophoblastic tumors that produce human chorionic gonadotrophin and activate highly sensitive TSH receptors, and TSH-secreting pituitary tumors.5, A diagnostic approach to patients who present with signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism is summarized in Figure 2.5,13 Measurement of the TSH level is the only initial test necessary in a patient with a possible diagnosis of hyperthyroidism without evidence of pituitary disease. Thyroiditis: differential diagnosis and management [published correction appears in Am Fam Physician 2000;62:318]. Hypothyroidism has multiple etiologies and manifestations. Ross D. Medical diseases in women. Radiology. The effect of methimazole pretreatment on the efficacy of radioactive iodine therapy in Graves’ hyperthyroidism: one-year follow-up of a prospective, randomized study. eCollection 2016. The usefulness of routine white blood cell count monitoring. Buyukbese M, Skeie S, Thyroid. Doucet J, Endothelial function in patients with hyperthyroidism before and after treatment with propranolol and thiamazole. Arch Intern Med. Some studies8,18 have shown that the eventual incidence of hypothyroidism is similar regardless of the radioactive iodine dosage. It often follows a viral illness. Hyperthyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment. 1996;44:50–3. 42. Woeber KA. New paradigms since publication of the 2011 guidelines are presented for the evaluation of the etiology of thyrotoxicosis, the management of Graves' hyperthyroidism with antithyroid drugs, the management of pregnant hyperthyroid patients, and the preparation of patients for thyroid surgery. Newer treatment options under investigation include endoscopic subtotal thyroidectomy,34 embolization of the thyroid arteries,35 plasmapheresis,36 and percutaneous ethanol injection of toxic thyroid nodules.37 Autotransplantation of cryopreserved thyroid tissue may become a treatment option for postoperative hypothyroidism.38 Nutritional supplementation with L-carnitine39 has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, andl-carnitine may help prevent bone demineralization caused by the disease. Aloisio V, Huhtala H, In: Tierny LM, McPhee SJ, Papadakis MA, eds. investigating suspected thyroid dysfunction or enlargement. Ozdemir S, Zhou M, Type II is a thyroiditis that occurs in patients with normal thyroid glands. 2001;86:3611–7. Soyasal T, Family medicine: principles and practice. Schneider AB, The starting dosage of PTU is 100 mg three times per day with a maintenance dosage of 100 to 200 mg daily.28 The goal is to keep the freeT4 level at the upper level of normal.9, Agranulocytosis is the most serious complication of antithyroid drug therapy and is estimated to occur in 0.1 to 0.5 percent of patients treated with these drugs.28 The risk is higher in the first several months of therapy and may be higher with PTU than methimazole.5,9,15 It is extremely rare in patients taking less than 30 mg per day of methimazole.9 The onset of agranulocytosis is sometimes abrupt, so patients should be warned to stop taking the drug immediately if they develop a sudden fever or sore throat. et al. Murakami N. Ljunggren JG, Meier DA, Brill DR, Becker DV, Clarke SE, Silberstein EB, Royal HD, et al. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists medical guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Common symptoms and signs are listed in Table 1,3 with attention to the differences in clinical presentation between younger and older patients. Clark F, managing and monitoring of subclinical hypothyroidism. 2001;31:1–4. J Am Board Fam Pract. N Engl J Med. Monitoring and management of autoimmunity in multiple sclerosis patients treated with alemtuzumab: practical recommendations. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax. Choose a single article, issue, or full-access subscription. Antithyroid druginduced agranulocytosis. Accessed online July 21, 2005, at:http://interactive.snm.org/docs/pg_ch26_0403.pdf. Ambulatory medicine: the primary care of families. Hypothyroidism GUIDELINES Pocket Card In rare situations, complications like paralysis of the vocal cords (inability to speak) and damage to your parathyroid glands can happen, which results in low calcium in the blood. Luukkaala T, Sorheim JI, Zhuang W, Hall R, Lapa D, Vol 1. Appropriate treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and is influenced by coexisting medical conditions and patient preference. 29. Burch HB, New York: Springer, 2003:1042–52. 40. 2000;90:161–5. Clark OH. Clin Nucl Med. Solomon BL, They have a lower incidence of eventual hypothyroidism because the rest of the gland has been suppressed by the toxic nodules and protected from the effects of radioactive iodine.18,30, In 15 percent of patients, Graves’ ophthalmopathy can develop or be worsened by the use of radioactive iodine.17,19 The use of prednisone, 40 to 80 mg per day tapered over at least three months, can prevent or improve severe eye disease in two thirds of patients.19 Lower-dose radioactive iodine sometimes is used in patients with ophthalmopathy because posttreatment hypothyroidism may be associated with exacerbation of eye disease. Ferguson P, Society of Nuclear Medicine procedure guideline for therapy of thyroid disease with iodine–131 (sodium iodide). Coordinator of the series is James G. O’Brien, M.D. Shimada Y, 1996 Sep 15;31(9):69-73, 76-8, 81-4. doi: 10.1080/21548331.1996.11443345. Xiao H, Goroll AH, Mulley AG Jr. Primary care medicine: office evaluation and management of the adult patient. Remission rates vary with the length of treatment, but rates of 60 percent have been reported when therapy is continued for two years.15 Relapse can occur in up to 50 percent of patients who respond initially, regardless of the regimen used. Weight gain following treatment of hyperthyroidism. Long-term follow-up of patients has not validated these concerns.14,15 The treatment of hyperthyroidism in children remains controversial, but radioactive iodine is becoming more acceptable in this group.30, The treatment dosage of radioactive iodine has been a topic of much debate. A review of treatment options for Graves' disease: why total thyroidectomy is a viable option in selected patients. Sarne DH. Eide GE, Marcocci C, Cooper DS. Epub 2018 Mar 10. A transient hypothyroidism often occurs before resolution (Figure 112).11. Senturk H, Immediate, unlimited access to all AFP content. In: Werner SC, Ingbar SH, Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. Definition (NCI) A hypermetabolic syndrome caused by the elevation of thyroid hormone levels in the serum. Other common causes include thyroiditis, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenomas, and side effects of certain medications. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). Dale J, Burch HB, Trial of autotransplantation of cryopreserved thyroid tissue for postoperative hypothyroidism in patients with Graves’ disease. Would you like email updates of new search results? Get Permissions, Access the latest issue of American Family Physician.  |  Propranolol (Inderal) has been used most widely, but other beta blockers can be used. Uhlving S, Holder R, 2000;343:1236–48. Other common causes include thyroiditis, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenomas, and side effects of certain medications. All rights Reserved. Treatment options include: Radioactive iodine (RAI). Russo A, Thyroidectomy is an option when other treatments fail or are contraindicated, or when a goiter is causing compressive symptoms. Holder R, 2002;147:583–9. 2001 Jul;57(3):203-6. doi: 10.1016/S0377-1237(01)80043-5. Akasu H, Vincent PJ, Garg MK, Singh Y, Bhalla VP, Datta S. Med J Armed Forces India. Accessed online July 21, 2005, at: Alsanea O, Current medical diagnosis and treatment. Shipton B, 1993 Aug 10;82(32):840-4. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005:1102–10. NLM Lijec Vjesn. New Rochelle, NY, August 17, 2016 —New evidence-based recommendations from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) provide guidance to clinicians in the management of patients with all forms of thyrotoxicosis (excessively high thyroid hormone activity), including hyperthyroidism. Patients’ desires must be considered when deciding on appropriate therapy, and close monitoring is essential. Home Iron is a nutrient that is important for normal bodily processes, including … J Clin Endocrinol Metab. This topic will provide an overview of treatment options for Graves' hyperthyroidism in nonpregnant adults. Lancet. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! AACE Thyroid Task Force. Lalezari S, 15. Possible treatments include: 1. Mariniello N, A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. Cooper DS, Beta blockers offer prompt relief of the adrenergic symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as tremor, palpitations, heat intolerance, and nervousness. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Holm PA, Meier DA, Brill DR, Becker DV, Clarke SE, Silberstein EB, Royal HD, et al. Medications such as interferon and interleukin-2 (aldesleukin) also can cause type II.5. Hyperthyroidism presents with multiple symptoms that vary according to the age of the patient, duration of illness, magnitude of hormone excess, and presence of comorbid conditions. Kumita S, Thyroid. Chen G, The most common forms of hyperthyroidism include diffuse toxic goiter (Graves disease), toxic multinodular goiter (Plummer disease), and toxic adenoma. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ disease. Ochoa R, Daykin J, Taube A, In: Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, eds. Basurto L, Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 26. The efficacy of thyroidectomy for Graves’ disease: a meta-analysis. Shimizu K, Indications for referral and admission are listed in Table 4.6 Even with aggressive treatment, some manifestations of the disease may be irreversible, including ocular, cardiac, and psychologic complications. Address correspondence to Jeri R. Reid, M.D., Dept. Mariniello N, J Am Geriatr Soc. Percutaneous ethanol injection of large autonomous hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules. Limited evidence supports this approach.8,14,17 It is unclear whether antithyroid drugs increase radioactive iodine failure rates.20,31,32 If used, they should be withdrawn at least three days before radioactive iodine and can be restarted two to three days later. T4 = thyroxine; T3 = triiodothyronine; PTU = propylthiouracil. Oxygen consumption in patients with hyperthyroidism before and after treatment with beta-blockade versus thyrostatic treatment: a prospective randomized study. New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill, 2001. Weetman AP. Harper MB, Mayeaux EJ Jr. Thyroid disease. Radioactive Iodine Therapy and Glucose Tolerance. Radioactive iodine. Shimizu K, A … Shipton B, Lundell G, Graves’ disease. Toxic nodular goitres cause hyperthyroidism due to autonomous hyperfunctioning of localised areas of the thyroid. Endoscopic subtotal thyroidectomy for patients with Graves’ disease. There has been reluctance to use radioactive iodine in women of childbearing years because of the theoretical risk of cancer of the thyroid, leukemia, or genetic damage in future offspring. Taken by mouth, radioactive iodine is absorbed by your thyroid gland, where it causes the gland to shrink. Endothelial function in patients with hyperthyroidism before and after treatment with propranolol and thiamazole. This content is owned by the AAFP. et al. Wahba H. 8th ed. Giorgio A, Tarantino L, et al. Wallin G, Relation between therapy for hyperthyroidism and the course of Graves’ ophthalmopathy. SUBTOTAL THYROIDECTOMY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRAVE'S DISEASE. Bartalena L, Jansson S, 2001;55:233–9. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). A gland-specific dosage based on the estimated weight of the gland and the 24-hour uptake may allow a lower dosage and result in a lower incidence of hypothyroidism but may have a higher recurrence rate.15 Higher-dose ablative therapy increases the chance of successful treatment and allows the early hypothyroidism that results from this regimen to be diagnosed and treated while the patient is undergoing close monitoring. 2000;160:1067–71. JERI R. REID, M.D., is assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, N.J.... STEPHEN F. WHEELER, M.D., is associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he also serves as program director of the Family and Community Medicine residency program. 33. Dell’Unto E, Akasu H, Wallin G, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. The 10-minute diagnosis manual: symptoms and signs in the time-limited encounter. Graves’ hyperthyroidism: treatment with antithyroid drugs, surgery, or radioiodine—a prospective, randomized study. Tajiri J, Chassagne P, 5. 18. 2000;214:143–8. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. For information about the SORT evidence rating system, see page 555 orhttps://www.aafp.org/afpsort.xml. In this study, patients had white cell counts every two weeks for the first two months, then monthly. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000:564–72. Gross JL, 3d ed. Appropriate treatment of thyrotoxicosis requires an accurate diagnosis, and the 124 recommendations presented in the new 2016 Guidelines help define current best practices for patient evaluation, diagnosis, … Lie-Karlsen K, Haynie T, In: Current drug targets. A more recent article on hyperthyroidism is available, http://interactive.snm.org/docs/pg_ch26_0403.pdf. Timing for repeated treatment of hyperthyroid disease with radioactive iodine after initial treatment failure. Sarne DH. Immune, endocrine and metabolic disorders. To see the full article, log in or purchase access. Pregnant patients: Levothyroxine should be dose titrated to achieve a TSH concentration within the … 3. Endocr Pract. Daykin J, / Journals Levy EG. Current medical diagnosis and treatment. 13. Update on the management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Korner U, Ann Surg. Pregnancy should be avoided for 4 months following its administration. Plasmapheresis: an effective therapy for refractory hyperthyroidism in the elderly. The dosage of either agent is 1 g per day for up to 12 weeks.26. Kadri N, Hyperthyroidism in adults: variable clinical presentations and approaches to diagnosis. Postpartum thyroiditis can occur in up to 5 to 10 percent of women in the first three to six months after delivery. Landrin I, Soyasal T, Maia AL. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. Vischer UM, The prognosis for a patient with hyperthyroidism is good with appropriate treatment. RAI is a common and long-used treatment for hyperthyroidism. The high-dose regimen is clearly favored in older patients, those with cardiac disease, and other groups who need prompt control of hyperthyroidism to avoid complications. 24. Zhou M, NIH / Vischer UM, Boca Raton, Fla.: Bentham Science Publishers, 2001:255–64. In most cases, agranulocytosis is reversible with supportive treatment.15,25 Minor side effects (e.g., rash, fever, gastrointestinal symptoms) sometimes can be treated symptomatically without discontinuation of the antithyroid drug; however, if symptoms of arthralgia occur, antithyroid drugs should be discontinued because arthralgia can be a precursor of a more serious polyarthritis syndrome.28, In the United States, radioactive iodine is the treatment of choice for most patients with Graves’ disease and toxic nodular goiter. Hyperthyroidism in adults: variable clinical presentations and approaches to diagnosis. Total thyroidectomy is recommended only for patients with severe disease or large goiters in whom recurrences would be more problematic. 2d ed. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. J Am Coll Surg. The spectrum of thyroid disease in a community: the Whickham survey. Thyroid disease in the elderly. ), The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause and severity of the disease, as well as on the patient’s age, goiter size, comorbid conditions, and treatment desires. 44th ed. Gayed I, Oksala H, St. Louis: Mosby, 2002. et al. The effect of methimazole on cure rates after radioiodine treatment for Graves’ hyperthyroidism: a randomized clinical trial. et al. Antithyroid drugs. Manetti L, The effect of antithyroid drug pretreatment on acute changes in thyroid hormone levels after (131) I ablation for Graves’ disease. For information about the SORT evidence rating system, see page 555 or, Incidence of Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism, Reprinted with permission from Ross D. Medical diseases in women. Taube A, The use of radioactive iodine in the management of hyperthyroidism in children. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 17. 7. There are 3 recognised modalities of treatment for hyperthyroidism: antithyroid drugs, surgery and radioiodine. Hyperthyroidism is common and affects approximately 2% of women and 0.2% of men. Older patients often present with a paucity of classic signs and symptoms, which can make the diagnosis more difficult.4 Thyroid storm is a rare presentation of hyperthyroidism that may occur after a stressful illness in a patient with untreated or undertreated hyperthyroidism and is characterized by delirium, severe tachycardia, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.5. Slatosky J, Arranging endocrinology referral or advice for … Gayed I, Yu B, Metso S, Schneider AB, 2005;352:905–17. The diagnostic workup begins with a thyroid-stimulating hormone level test. These drugs are also often given for a short period to render the patient euthyroid before definitive therapy with radioiodine or thyroidectomy. Medical guidelines for clinical practice for the evaluation and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Address correspondence to Jeri R. 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