ROBERT E. BAUER
The term Hyperthyroidism seems preferable to Exophthalmic Goiter, Graves's Disease, Basedow's Disease, or Thyrotoxicosis inasmuch as this disease may occur without exophthalmos, evident goiter, and occasionally without significant hypermetabolism.1
The diagnosis of hyperthyroidism should be readily apparent in the presence of its typical features, notably goiter, exophthalmos, tremor, and tachycardia. Frequently, however, its true nature will be obscured by one of many clinical disguises. In a few of its more subtle masquerades, hyperthyroidism may appear as heart failure refractory to therapy, auricular fibrillation,2 insulin resistant diabetes, chronic diarrhea, hyperparathyroidism,3, 4 myasthenia gravis5 and even periodic paralysis.6
On the other hand,
BAUER RE. THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE DIAGNOSIS OF HYPERTHYROIDISM. Ann Intern Med. ;44:207–214. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(1):207-214.
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