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Relapse Rates After Graves' Disease Treatment

February, 2003 -- Norwegian researchers looked at the effects of different antithyroid drug (ATD) regimens on relapse rates of Graves' disease and reported their findings in the European Journal of Endocrinology. All in all, treatment methods, including ATDS with or without levothyroxine did not affect relapse rates, which were almost 50%. Smokers, those with high antibody rates, and larger goiters, however, were likelier to relapse.

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