The many 'faces' of Graves' disease: Part 2. Practical diagnostic testing and management options

Michael W. Felz, Peter P. Stein

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Abstract

Recognition of the many 'faces' of Graves' disease can lead to earlier detection and management. Diagnosis is not always obvious, and this common multisystem syndrome requires attentive clinical evaluation. New laboratory and nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures now allow precise biochemical and pathophysiologic confirmation of the disease. Beta blockers promptly alleviate symptoms, allowing time for thoughtful consideration by patient and physician as to optimal definitive therapy with antithyroid drugs, RAI, or surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume106
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1999

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  • Medicine(all)

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