GEORGE D. WEICKHARDT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ARTHUR J. REDMOND, M.D.
Although the concurrence of myasthenia gravis and hyperthyroidism is not rare, it is uncommon enough to warrant additional case reports. A review of the literature indicates that 82 cases1-36 have been reported in which there is little doubt of the validity of the existence of these diseases in the same patient, although not always contemporaneously. (The 24 articles cited by Shafer and Allen35 appear to contain 63 cases, rather than 85, as reported.) Cases mentioned by Dudgeon and Urquhart,47 Miller,37 Moore,38 Ringertz,39 Levitt40 and Rowland and his co-workers41 do not contain detailed clinical histories.
Two additional cases are herewith reported.
WEICKHARDT GD, REDMOND AJ. MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND HYPERTHYROIDISM: REPORT OF TWO CASES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE(MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AND HYPERTHYROIDISM: REPORT OF TWO CASES AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1246–1257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1246
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1246-1257.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology, Thyroid Disorders.
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