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The results of treatment of 86 patients - the indigenous inhabitants of the northern region of Saudi Arabia with newly diagnosed diffuse nontoxic goiter. Peculiarities of diagnostics, treatment and therapy of diffuse toxic goiter in this ethnic group were studied. We revealed the prevalence of goiter grade II and III. Treatment, that was most effective in reducing the volume of the thyroid, was a combination of potassium iodide (150-200 mg daily) and L-thyroxine in individually selected dose. This treatment resulted in a reduction in the size of 34% of goiter. Potassium iodide monotherapy did not result in a statistically significant reduction in the volume of the thyroid gland.

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S R Schaban

North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov

N V Ivanov

North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov

N V Vorokhobina

North-Western State Medical University named after I. I. Mechnikov


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