ROGER C. CANTWELL, M.D.
Acute thyroiditis has been treated in a few instances with thiouracil1 and the results have been very encouraging. The following two cases are reported to show the striking response to this drug after a thorough and adequate course of penicillin and sulfadiazine had failed to relieve any of the signs or symptoms.
Case 1. A female, married, age 38, was seen on September 1, 1945, with a history of frequent chills and fever occurring, especially at night, during the preceding 10 weeks. She complained of an aching feeling in the head, pain in the neck in the thyroid
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CANTWELL RC. THIOURACIL IN ACUTE THYROIDITIS(THIOURACIL IN ACUTE THYROIDITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:730–732. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-4-730
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(4):730-732.
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