DAVID I. CHARNEY, M.D., MC; DONNA L. MERCADO, M.D., MC
To the editor: We describe a case, similar to that reported by Culp and Piziak (1), of secretory diarrhea as a manifestation of thyrotoxicosis.
A 60-year-old white man was evaluated for fractures of the third, fourth, and fifth metacarpals of his right hand, incurred because of recent increased irritability. On further questioning, he related a history of profuse watery diarrhea over the past 6 months, with 10 to 12 episodes of large volumes of stool per day, weight loss of approximately 27 kg, heat intolerance, increased perspiration, and proximal muscle weakness. Prior evaluation of the diarrhea at another institution had
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CHARNEY DI, MERCADO DL. Secretory Diarrhea and Thyrotoxicosis. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:332. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-2-332_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(2):332.
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