A classic sign of hypothyroidism: a video demonstration

Cyriac, Sanju; d'Souza, Sydney C.; Lunawat, Dhiraj; Shivananda, Pai; Swaminathan, Mukundan
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/12/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p387
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the classic sign of hypothyroidism. It reports a laboratory investigation that revealed hypothyroidism was the cause of the 2-month history of puffiness, constipation, hoarse voice and cold intolerance of a 55 year-old woman. Such disease was successfully managed with thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Although rarely seen in clinical practice, various symptoms and physical manifestations of hypothyroidism include constipation, dyspnea, weight gain, dry skin, slow heartbeat and pleural effusions.


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