A. RAVIN, M.D.
Recent investigations of myxedema have greatly increased our knowledge of the disease. Attention has been directed to newly recognized symptoms, to changes in the cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, and especially to the heart findings. The following case histories are presented because they illustrate these and other features of the disease. Since the cardiovascular changes in myxedema have been the object of so much discussion, they have been stressed in this article. A hypothesis to explain these changes on a pathological physiological basis is presented.
Case 1. Spontaneous myxedema in a woman aged 51; typical signs and symptoms; chronic
RAVIN A. MYXEDEMA; PRESENTATION OF A GROUP OF CASES ILLUSTRATING PHASES OF THE DISEASE WHICH ARE RECEIVING ATTENTION IN RECENT LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:302–323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-302
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):302-323.
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