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Mikael Lantz

Mikael Lantz

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Mikael Lantz

Incidence of hyperthyroidism in Stockholm, Sweden, 2003-2005

Author

  • Mirna Abraham-Nordling
  • Ove Törring
  • Mikael Lantz
  • Bengt Hallengren
  • Hans Ohrling
  • Göran Lundell
  • Jan Calissendorff
  • Gun Jörneskog
  • Göran Wallin

Summary, in English

Objectives: To investigate the incidence of hyperthyroidism in Stockholm County in those patients who were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism for the First time during the years 2003-2005. Design: All new cases of hyperthyroidism >= 18 years of age were prospectively registered to calculate the total incidence of hyperthyroidism, as well as the incidence of the subgroups: Graves' disease (GD), toxic multinodular goitre and solitary toxic adenoma (STA). Eight specialized units/hospitals in Stockholm County participated in the registration. The participating physicians were all specialists in medical endocrinology. oncology, nuclear medicine or surgery. Results: Duringa 3-year period, 1431 new patients of hyperthyroidism were diagnosed in a well-defined adult population (>18 years of age) of in average 1 457 036 inhabitants. This corresponds to a mean annual incidence of hyperthyroidism of 32.7/100 000. The incidence of GD was 24.5/100 000 per year. toxic nodular goitre was 3.3/100 000 per year and STA was 4.9/100 000 per year. Conclusions: The total incidence of hyperthyroidism in Stockholm County was found to be 32.7/100 000 per year. of which 75% had GD. There were a higher percentage of smokers among the patients with hyperthyroidism compared with the overall population in Stockholm, but no difference in the frequency of smoking between patients with GD and toxic nodular goitre.

Department/s

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Publishing year

2008

Language

English

Pages

823-827

Publication/Series

European Journal of Endocrinology

Volume

158

Issue

6

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Society of the European Journal of Endocrinology

Topic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Status

Published

Research group

  • Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1479-683X