TSH-receptor autoimmunity in Graves’ disease after therapy with anti-thyroid drugs, surgery, or radioiodine: a 5-year prospective randomized study.
Laurberg P, Wallin G, Tallstedt L, Abraham-Nordling M, Lundell G, Tørring O.
Eur J Endocrinol 2008;158:69-75.
The autoimmune response to treatment of Graves’ hyperthyroidism is considerably better with surgery and antithyroid drugs than with 131I
Robert D Utiger
Autoimmunity against the TSH receptor is a key pathogenic element in Graves’ disease. The autoimmune aberration may be modified by therapy of the hyperthyroidism.