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Pleural Effusion With Myxedema

Pleural Effusion With Myxedema This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —In the July Archives (1983;143:1458-1460), Brown et al reported a case of pleural effusions in a 27-year-old woman who had myxedema. This was the earliest age of this occurrence and only the 14th case found in their search of the literature. I wish to report another case that occurred at an even younger age. Report of a Case. —A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized due to the abrupt onset of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Roentgenograms showed nonvisualization of the gallbladder. Surgery was planned, but it was cancelled when a chest roentgenogram showed cardiomegaly and bilateral pleural effusions. Sinus bradycardia and ST-T abnormalities were present on the ECG. A triiodothyronine (T3) uptake was 34% (normal, 35% to 45%), the serum thyroxine (T4) level was 2.5 μg/dL (normal, 4.5 to 13.0 μg/dL), and the thyroid-stimulating hormone level was 92 μU/mL (normal, 0 to 8 μU/mL).Findings from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Pleural Effusion With Myxedema

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 143 (12) – Dec 1, 1983

Pleural Effusion With Myxedema

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —In the July Archives (1983;143:1458-1460), Brown et al reported a case of pleural effusions in a 27-year-old woman who had myxedema. This was the earliest age of this occurrence and only the 14th case found in their search of the literature. I wish to report another case that occurred at an even younger age. Report of a Case....
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1983.00350120136034
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor. —In the July Archives (1983;143:1458-1460), Brown et al reported a case of pleural effusions in a 27-year-old woman who had myxedema. This was the earliest age of this occurrence and only the 14th case found in their search of the literature. I wish to report another case that occurred at an even younger age. Report of a Case. —A 22-year-old woman was hospitalized due to the abrupt onset of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Roentgenograms showed nonvisualization of the gallbladder. Surgery was planned, but it was cancelled when a chest roentgenogram showed cardiomegaly and bilateral pleural effusions. Sinus bradycardia and ST-T abnormalities were present on the ECG. A triiodothyronine (T3) uptake was 34% (normal, 35% to 45%), the serum thyroxine (T4) level was 2.5 μg/dL (normal, 4.5 to 13.0 μg/dL), and the thyroid-stimulating hormone level was 92 μU/mL (normal, 0 to 8 μU/mL).Findings from

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1983

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