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[Addisonian crisis provoked by levothyroxine substitution therapy].

Authors
  • Dawson, L
  • Schaar, C G
  • de Meijer, P H
  • Meinders, A E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Publication Date
Aug 08, 1998
Volume
142
Issue
32
Pages
1826–1829
Identifiers
PMID: 9856156
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A women aged 36 with a positive family anamnesis for autoimmune endocrine diseases and a history of thyroid diseases, developed major complaints of general malaise, orthostatic hypotension and loss of appetite after the start of a treatment with levothyroxin because of (sub)clinical hypothyroidism. She was found to suffer from primary adrenocortical insufficiency masked by excessive use of liquorice and a lowered metabolism, but which via the suppletion with thyroid hormone had led to an addisonian crisis.

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