EDWIN C. EVANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The principal clinical features of myxedema have been well known since the report of the study of 109 cases by the Myxedema Commission of the Clinical Society of London in 1888.1 In the past, the endocrine and cardiovascular manifestations have been stressed, with occasional reports of major psychic disturbances. Only recently has emphasis been placed upon the fact that neurologic abnormalities are prominent in the great majority of cases. It has not been generally recognized that convulsions occur as a part of the clinical syndrome of myxedema, and there are no reports of convulsions early in the course of this
EVANS EC. NEUROLOGIC COMPLICATIONS OF MYXEDEMA: CONVULSIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:434–444. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-2-434
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(2):434-444.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Seizure Disorders, Thyroid Disorders.
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