Mild decreases in white blood cell and platelet counts are present one year after radioactive iodine remnant ablation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Iodine Radioisotopes
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Platelet Count

abstract

  • A single RAI treatment of approximately 3700 MBq (100 mCi) after thyroidectomy is associated with a statistically significant, mild decline in WBC and platelet counts that persists for at least 1 year after ablation. Given the small magnitude of the changes and the lack of clinically significant adverse events, these observations should not decrease the use of RAI ablation in moderate to high-risk patients in whom the benefits of ablation are likely to outweigh these minor risks.

publication date

  • November 9, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/thy.2008.0430

PubMed ID

  • 19772430

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1035

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 19

number

  • 10