FREDERICK B. WATTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A deficiency of the thyroid hormone in the adult may give rise to a syndrome of chronic, recurring pain about the face and neck and recurring headaches, as recently pointed out by Fenichel.1 The type and intensity of the pain vary considerably, and may be manifested as a dull aching or throbbing pain in either carotid area, in or about the ear, in the frontal or temporal area, or along the upper or lower jaw or the posterior cervical area. Quite frequently there may be an associated dull pain or sense of constriction over the precordium. The pain may be
WATTS FB. ATYPICAL FACIAL NEURALGIA IN THE HYPOTHYROID STATE1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:186–193. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-186
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(1):186-193.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Thyroid Disorders.
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