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April - June 2022, Volume 18, Issue 2
Letter to the Editor

Liu Y, Lou X

The Occurrence of Acute Pancreatitis after Iodine 131 Treatment of Hyperthyroidism

Acta Endo (Buc) 2022, 18 (2): 250-251
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2022.250

Acute pancreatitis is a common and potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease. We report a case of acute pancreatitis induced by iodine-131 therapy for hyperthyroidism. Iodine 131 is distributed through the blood, so it can accumulate and damage normal tissues in other parts of the body that are involved in thyroid hormone metabolis.

Keywords: iodine 131 treatment, acute pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism.

Correspondence: Xueyong Lou MD, Zhejiang University, Jinhua Hospital, Department of Endocrinology, School of Medicine, 365 Renmin East Road, Jinhua, Zhejiang, 321000, P.R. China, E-mail: