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Title: Thyroid abnormalities in patients previously treated with irradiation for acne vulgaris

Abstract

Of 1,203 patients who received radiation treatment for acne vulgaris between 1940 and 1968, 302 patients were recalled and examined, 121 at Geisinger Medical Center and the remainder by their local physicians. Radiation records were reviewed on all patients. Lead-rubber and cones had been used as shielding. Mean age at the time of exposure was 21 years and mean total exposure was 692 R. Palpable nodular thyroid disease was found in eight patients (2.6%). Of these, thyroid carcinoma was detected in two patients (0.66%). Although the number of patients examined was small, the incidence of carcinomas was unexpectedly high. We conclude that follow-up examination is worthwhile for patients previously treated by irradiation for acne vulgaris.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
OSTI Identifier:
6723153
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6723153
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
South. Med. J.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; RADIATION PROTECTION; VERTEBRAE; PATIENTS; SIDE EFFECTS; SKELETAL DISEASES; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIOLOGY; SKELETON 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man

Citation Formats

Thomson, D.B., Grammes, C.F., Starkey, R.H., Monsaert, R.P., and Sunderlin, F.S. Thyroid abnormalities in patients previously treated with irradiation for acne vulgaris. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.1097/00007611-198401000-00007.
Thomson, D.B., Grammes, C.F., Starkey, R.H., Monsaert, R.P., & Sunderlin, F.S. Thyroid abnormalities in patients previously treated with irradiation for acne vulgaris. United States. doi:10.1097/00007611-198401000-00007.
Thomson, D.B., Grammes, C.F., Starkey, R.H., Monsaert, R.P., and Sunderlin, F.S. Sun . "Thyroid abnormalities in patients previously treated with irradiation for acne vulgaris". United States. doi:10.1097/00007611-198401000-00007.
@article{osti_6723153,
title = {Thyroid abnormalities in patients previously treated with irradiation for acne vulgaris},
author = {Thomson, D.B. and Grammes, C.F. and Starkey, R.H. and Monsaert, R.P. and Sunderlin, F.S.},
abstractNote = {Of 1,203 patients who received radiation treatment for acne vulgaris between 1940 and 1968, 302 patients were recalled and examined, 121 at Geisinger Medical Center and the remainder by their local physicians. Radiation records were reviewed on all patients. Lead-rubber and cones had been used as shielding. Mean age at the time of exposure was 21 years and mean total exposure was 692 R. Palpable nodular thyroid disease was found in eight patients (2.6%). Of these, thyroid carcinoma was detected in two patients (0.66%). Although the number of patients examined was small, the incidence of carcinomas was unexpectedly high. We conclude that follow-up examination is worthwhile for patients previously treated by irradiation for acne vulgaris.},
doi = {10.1097/00007611-198401000-00007},
journal = {South. Med. J.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 77:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}