JACOB JOHN ROBBINS; JOSEPH S. BURKLE
Myasthenia, or muscle weakness, is not an uncommon symptom in toxic goiter, but the coexistence of myasthenia gravis and hyperthyroidism has rarely been reported. MacLean and Wilson,1 adding one of their own, tabulate 11 cases previously reported. In view of the long duration of life in myasthenia gravis, and the frequency of hyperthyroidism, the concurrent appearance of the two conditions, on the basis of statistical probabilities alone, could be expected to be much higher than the literature suggests. However, Kane2 states that, when patients with chronic thyrotoxic myopathy and exophthalmic ophthalmoplegia are eliminated, there are fewer than two dozen well
ROBBINS JJ, BURKLE JS. ASSOCIATION OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND HYPERTHYROIDISM, SHOWING RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP: REPORT OF A CASE AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:890–893. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-890
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):890-893.
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