LAWRENCE V. PERLMAN, M.D.
Hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus have certain similarities. Not only are the symptoms of the two conditions (fatigue, anxiety, and weight loss) comparable; hyperthyroid patients are more prone than normal individuals to develop diabetes, and diabetics are more apt to become hyperthyroid. Indeed, several observers have postulated that the two disorders, whose etiologies remain obscure, may be peripheral manifestations of a common central metabolic disorder (1, 2). Since diabetes is known to be an inherited disease, albeit a condition that develops late in life, and since there is a strong familial pattern to hyperthyroidism, it seemed reasonable to investigate the inheritance
PERLMAN LV. Familial Incidence of Diabetes in Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med. ;55:796–799. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-796
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(5):796-799.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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