Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 330-333
Pediatric Graves’ Disease: A Case Report
Badi Alenazi , Ahmed Alanazi, Abdullah Alshaya, Sharifah Al Duraibi, Ayman Mousa,
Tariq Aseifan, Samiah Alenazi
Pediatric Department in Al Yammamah Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: Badi Alenazi
Graves’ disease (GD) is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children. Antithyroid drugs (ATD) are recommended as the initial treatment, but the major concern is the high relapse rate (30%) as remission is achieved after a first course of ATD. Alternative treatments, such as radioactive iodine or thyroidectomy, are considered in cases of relapse, lack of compliance, or ATD toxicity. Here we present a case report of 4 years old Saudi girl who presented with neck swelling tremor, nervousness, protrusion of both eyes and sleep disturbances. She diagnosed as Graves’ disease and started on carbimazole treatment.
Key words:Hyperthyroidism, Graves disease, Thyroid, Methimazole, Propylthiouracil, Radioactive iodine.