HENRY B. GOTTEN, M.D.
Classical myxedema is seldom seen. The case reported herein is interesting in that it presents practically all the characteristics of an extreme hypothyroidism.
Mrs. W. D. H., aged thirty, came to the clinic on November 17, 1930, complaining of exhaustion, lack of energy, and weakness, and stating that these symptoms had persisted since the birth of her last child, seven years earlier. She had spent a part or all of each day in bed for a number of years. During that time she had gained about thirty pounds in weight. Menstruation was irregular; the periods appeared every six to eight
GOTTEN HB. Myxedema: A Case Report1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1492–1496. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1492
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1492-1496.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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