GEORGE L. JACKSON, M.D.
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To the editor: In a practice that specializes in patients with thyroid disorders, the physician may be asked to render an opinion concerning the probability that physical or mental trauma has been a factor in the development or persistence of hyperthyroidism. I hope that the following report may assist others confronted with this question.
A 32-year-old black woman was first seen 8 May 1983, after referral by her family physician, with a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism manifest by the usual symptoms and blood chemical findings. She was advised to use goitrogens. Shortly after beginning propylthiouracil therapy, she developed dermatologicsensitivity. Methimazole was
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JACKSON GL. Emotional Trauma and Thyroxine. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:289. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-289_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):289.
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