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Thyrotoxicosis presenting with headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17598793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three cases of thyrotoxicosis who presented acutely with headache to our neurology service in a 1-year period. In two of these patients there was a pre-existing or subsequent history of migraine. With hindsight, there were other clinical features of thyrotoxicosis but this diagnosis had been missed in primary care. Severe headache can be a striking presenting feature of thyrotoxicosis, but these cases provide reassurance to the clinician that when this does occur, other clinical features of hyperthyroidism are usually present.
J Stone; A Foulkes; K Adamson; L Stevenson; R Al-Shahi Salman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0333-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Cephalalgia     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-29     Completed Date:  2007-09-26     Revised Date:  2008-02-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200710     Medline TA:  Cephalalgia     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  561-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antithyroid Agents / therapeutic use
Carbimazole / therapeutic use
Graves Disease / complications,  drug therapy
Headache / etiology*
Middle Aged
Thyrotoxicosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antithyroid Agents; 22232-54-8/Carbimazole

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