YALE S. ARKEL, M.D.; ANDREAS A. SAVOPOULOS, M.D.
To the editor: We report the case of a ritualistic jogger who developed hyperthermia while jogging 8 months after she was found to have Hodgkin's disease.
A 39-year-old white woman presented with an enlarged left cervical lymph node and was found, after exploratory laparotomy and splenectomy in April 1980, to have Hodgkin's disease, nodular sclerosis type, stage II A. She was subsequently treated with mantle radiation (total, 4000 rad). Her medical history included hyperthyroidism treated initially with propylthiouracil and then by subtotal thyroidectomy in 1974. After radiation therapy for the Hodgkin's disease was completed, the patient developed hypothyroidism, which was
ARKEL YS, SAVOPOULOS AA. Hodgkin's Disease, Hypothyroidism, and Hyperthermia. Ann Intern Med. ;96:682. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-682_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):682.
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