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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ZEGADA, José Antonio  and  LOPEZ FAJERSTEIN, Dánova Andrea. Use of triamcinolone in thyroid orbitopathy. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2009, vol.32, n.2, pp.39-43. ISSN 1012-2966.

Thyroid ophthalmology is an inflammatory disease caracterizad by exophthalmos and bilateral palpebral retraction, an extrathyroid sign of Graves-Basedow, an autoimmune disease. Because of the multiple theories in its ethiopatogenics the treatment is still a controversy subject, making difficult the specific therapeutic development. At the moment, the treatment of the Thyroid ophthalmopathy takes as angular stone in its scheme the use of corticoids. The following clinical cases show the intraorbithary use of Triamcinolona, , in the treatment of three patients of feminine sex, who came referring exophtalmus and diplopia, one year before the of beginning of the disease, the evolution of both subsequent to the treatment was completely satisfactory. Therefore, the effectiveness of the use of this therapy is shown to be an alternative treatment to consider.

Keywords : Thyroid ophthalmopathy; Intraorbithary Triamcinolona; Graves illnes.

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