FRANK C. GOLDING, A.B., M.D.
It is well recognized that anemia and hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria are frequently present in patients having hypothyroidism or myxedema.1 Gastroscopy has demonstrated that atrophy of the gastric mucosa is also frequently associated with anemia and hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria.2
This frequent occurrence of anemia and hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria in both hypothyroidism and atrophic gastritis led me to believe that it would be worth while to study a series of hypothyroid or myxedematous patients to determine whether or not there is a significantly high percentage of gastric atrophy present in these conditions.
Herein are reported a series of 11 cases of hypothyroidism
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GOLDING FC. THE ASSOCIATION OF ATROPHIC GASTRITIS WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM; A PRELIMINARY REPORT OF 11 CASES(THE ASSOCIATION OF ATROPHIC GASTRITIS WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM; A PRELIMINARY REPORT OF 11 CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:828–834. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-828
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):828-834.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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