R. TUR KASPA, M.D.; Y. NAPARSTEK, M.D.
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To the editor: Dalovisio, Blonde, Cortez, and Pankey (Ann Intern Med 88:505-507, 1978) have reported elevated alkaline phosphatase levels in three patients with subacute thyroiditis. They noted that they could find no previous reports of this enzyme abnormality. During the past year, three patients with subacute thyroiditis were admitted to our department. Results of their thyroid and liver function tests are given in Table 1. It may be seen that two of the patients had elevated alkaline phosphatase levels without other evidence of liver disfunction. One of them received aspirin while the second was treated with azathioprine for a period
KASPA RT, NAPARSTEK Y. Thyroiditis and Alkaline Phosphatase. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:578. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-578_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):578.
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