Katsutaro Shimaoka, M.D.
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A 31-year-old man with an IQ of 37 was referred to the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York, because of difficulty in swallowing due to a large multinodular goiter. At age 2 years he was noted to be myxedematous, and thyroid medication was instituted. He did not walk until age 3 years and did not talk until age 5 years. At age 6 he was placed in the state school. During the last 19 years, for which the school records are available, he did not receive thyroid medication, and progressive enlargement of the goiter was noted.
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Shimaoka K. Goiter and Hypothyroidism due to Iodide Organification Defect.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:815. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-815_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):815.
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