FREDERICK H. KING, M.D.; ARTHUR R. SOHVAL, M.D.
The differential diagnosis of Graves' disease from a group of conditions, which occasionally simulate it in symptomatology, not infrequently presents a difficult problem. Whereas typical cases of Graves' syndrome present no difficulty, since the clinical picture is so characteristic, borderline cases in which the symptomatology is not clearly delineated are not so easy to differentiate. We refer to cases of inactive Graves' disease, autonomic imbalance, menopause with autonomic imbalance and hypertension, simple goiter and cases of essential hypertension.
Because these cases are not as readily diagnosed on clinical grounds, efforts have been made by previous workers to find some objective
KING FH, SOHVAL AR. THE RELATIVE VALUE OF THE BASAL METABOLIC RATE, VELOCITY OF BLOOD FLOW AND CREATINE TOLERANCE TEST IN THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF GRAVES' DISEASE AND ALLIED CONDITIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:261–269. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-2-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(2):261-269.
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