HOWARD U. KREMER, M.D.; MARTIN N. FRANK, M.D.
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This case is being presented because the apparent diversity of clinical findings and the question of multiple etiologic factors created a diagnostic problem. We believe it quite unusual to note objective evidence of activity of lead intoxication some 36 years following exposure to this heavy metal. The coexisting myxedema lends further interest.
A 70 year old white male cabinetmaker was admitted to the medical wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital on April 13, 1950, for anemia and weakness. This was his sixth admission; previous admissions had been required for anemia, weakness and angina pectoris.
Physical examination disclosed a
KREMER HU, FRANK MN. COEXISTING MYXEDEMA AND CHRONIC PLUMBISM*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1130–1136. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-1130
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):1130-1136.
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