TITLE

Graves' Disease in a Down's Syndrome Patient

AUTHOR(S)
Bhat, Mohammad Hayat; Saba, Sameena; Ahmed, Irfan; Kamili, M. M. A.; Khan, Shaukat A.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Nov2010, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p1181
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the case of a seven-year old girl with Down syndrome and Graves' disease who responded well to antithyroid drugs. Findings from medical examination are presented together with subsequent treatment with carbimazole and beta blockers. Information on Down's syndrome is provided including the autoimmune disturbances commonly associated with this disorder with emphasis on hyperthyroidism. Difficulties in treatment are discussed along with the risks involved in treatment.
ACCESSION #
57505891

 

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