Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis after therapy for Hodgkin's disease

A. Illés, Edit Bíró, Zsófia Miltényi, Katalin Keresztes, László Váróczy, C. András, S. Sipka, Gyula Bakó

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Abstract

During the follow-up of thyroid function of 151 patients with Hodgkin's disease in complete remission for at least 1 year, 26 cases of subclinical, 12 cases of manifest clinical hypothyroidism and 2 cases of hyperthyroidism (Graves-Basedow disease) were confirmed. Thyroid dysfunction was more frequent in patients who had undergone mantle or neck radiotherapy. Hypothyroidism was most often revealed from the 6th year on following radiotherapy. Thyroid autoantibody positivity was found to be more frequent in patients with thyroid dysfunction, and conversely, thyroid dysfunction was more frequent among the 28 patients with autoantibody positivity. Ultrasound examination and fine needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid confirmed thyroiditis in 96% of the patients with antibody positivity. No relationship was found between thyroiditis and the form of treatment for Hodgkin's disease. We have found that both neck irradiation and thyroiditis may play a role in the increased number of thyroid dysfunction in patients treated for Hodgkin's disease. Thyroiditis is not caused by neck radiotherapy but may be the result of immune regulation disorders in Hodgkin's disease. For substitution or isohormone therapy, levothyroxine is suggested for use. We suggest that examination of the thyroid should be performed at least once a year during the follow-up of Hodgkin's disease patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalActa Haematologica
Volume109
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Thyroiditis
Hypothyroidism
Hodgkin Disease
Thyroid Gland
Neck
Radiotherapy
Graves Disease
Therapeutics
Autoantibodies
Immune System Diseases
Hyperthyroidism
Fine Needle Biopsy
Thyroxine
Cell Biology
Antibodies

Keywords

  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroiditis

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  • Hematology

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Illés, A., Bíró, E., Miltényi, Z., Keresztes, K., Váróczy, L., András, C., ... Bakó, G. (2003). Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis after therapy for Hodgkin's disease. Acta Haematologica, 109(1), 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1159/000067269

Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis after therapy for Hodgkin's disease. / Illés, A.; Bíró, Edit; Miltényi, Zsófia; Keresztes, Katalin; Váróczy, László; András, C.; Sipka, S.; Bakó, Gyula.

In: Acta Haematologica, Vol. 109, No. 1, 2003, p. 11-17.

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Illés, A, Bíró, E, Miltényi, Z, Keresztes, K, Váróczy, L, András, C, Sipka, S & Bakó, G 2003, 'Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis after therapy for Hodgkin's disease', Acta Haematologica, vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1159/000067269
Illés, A. ; Bíró, Edit ; Miltényi, Zsófia ; Keresztes, Katalin ; Váróczy, László ; András, C. ; Sipka, S. ; Bakó, Gyula. / Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis after therapy for Hodgkin's disease. In: Acta Haematologica. 2003 ; Vol. 109, No. 1. pp. 11-17.
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