ROBERT H. CURTIS, M.D.
In former years it was believed that the varieties of myxedema could be clinically recognized. This was later found not to be so, and the difficulties involved were better realized. The case being reported presents two unusual problems: first, the problem of the differential diagnosis between primary myxedema and that of myxedema secondary to pituitary dysfunction; second, the severe electrolyte disturbance existent in this patient.
A 66 year old female was admitted to Mount Zion Hospital on January 11, 1953. Her present illness had probably begun 10 years prior to this admission and three years prior to her
CURTIS RH. HYPONATREMIA IN PRIMARY MYXEDEMA(HYPONATREMIA IN PRIMARY MYXEDEMA*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:376–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-376
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):376-385.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology, Thyroid Disorders.
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