DONALD R. HOLSINGER, M.D.; JOHN EDGAR STEVENS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The increasing availability of radioactive iodine for the treatment of hyperthyroidism demands accurate diagnosis of diseases of the thyroid gland. We recently had the opportunity of seeing a patient with an unusual combination of toxic thyroid manifestations. The case is reported because of its exceptional rarity and the opportunity it offers to review certain aspects of thyroid disease.
A 46 year old white married female store clerk was admitted to the hospital with a fairly typical history of diabetes mellitus of short duration. She complained of a 65 pound weight loss in the last five months, with
HOLSINGER DR, STEVENS JE. HYPERTHYROIDISM IN A CASE OF THYROID CARCINOMA PRESENTING AS DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:791–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-791
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):791-795.
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