KENT R. KREIDER, M.D.
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To the editor: In a recent issue Dorfman and colleagues (Ann Intern Med 86:24-28, 1977) describe the cases of eight women with painless thyroiditis, transient thyrotoxicosis, and low radioactive iodine uptakes but without goiters. I have been treating a woman who has had the same clinical course but whose hyperthyroidism resolved and then recurred.
A 66-year-old woman was found on 22 September 1975 to have a T4 level of 9.9 µg/dl (normal 2.8 to 7.0) and T3 uptake of 38.2% (normal, 25 to 35). On 29 November 1975 she developed atrial fibrillation; her T4 level was 20.4 µg/dl (normal, 3.4
KREIDER KR. Hyperthyroidism Without Goiter. Ann Intern Med. ;87:120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-120_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):120.
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