ROBERTO F. ESCAMILLA, M.D.; H. LISSER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. CLARE SHEPARDSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The classical picture resulting from diminished thyroid activity has long been recognized. But the fact that this endocrinopathy is generalized, involving the internal organs as well as the external covering and configuration of the body, is not so widely appreciated. Thus, alterations in the skin and hair, together with mental sluggishness, are relatively common findings. Occasionally cardiopathies occur for which no morbific factor other than an insufficient thyroid function can be found. More rarely abdominal ascites occurs as part of the syndrome of myxedema. Yet the literature contains a few reports of this finding for which no other etiology was
ESCAMILLA RF, LISSER H, SHEPARDSON HC. INTERNAL MYXEDEMA; REPORT OF A CASE SHOWING ASCITES, CARDIAC, INTESTINAL AND BLADDER ATONY, MENORRHAGIA, SECONDARY ANEMIA AND ASSOCIATED CAROTINEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:297–316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-297
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):297-316.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology.
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