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Thyrotoxicosis complicated with dysphagia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19602794     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 36-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of general fatigue and dysphagia. He had experienced progression of thyrotoxic symptoms of weight loss, palpitation and sweating for several months. On admission, he showed thyroid storm associated with dysphagia and aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia was restored completely with 2 months after intensive treatment with anti-thyroid agent, beta-blocker, potassium iodide and glucocorticoid for thyroid storm. Although dysphagia is an uncommon manifestation, we should keep in mind that dysphagia may be one of symptoms of thyrotoxic myopathy.
Hiroshi Okada; Keiji Yoshioka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-15     Completed Date:  2009-10-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1243-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Matsushita Memorial Hospital, Moriguchi.
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MeSH Terms
Deglutition Disorders / etiology*
Thyrotoxicosis / complications*

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