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[Hyperthyroidism, eosinophilia, and fever in a 64-year-old patient].

Authors
  • Tack, C
  • Stierle, U
  • Heydrich, D
  • Petersohn, S
  • Sievers, H H
  • Feller, A C
  • Schneider, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Internist
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2012
Volume
53
Issue
10
Pages
1230–1233
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00108-012-3126-2
PMID: 22996359
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report on a male patient suffering from loss of weight, fatigue, fever, eosinophilia, and hyperthyreoidism. The echocardiogram revealed a left atrial mass originating from the posterior mitral leaflet. In combination with the constitutional symptoms a left atrial myxoma was diagnosed. The tumor was surgically removed. Postoperatively therapy with corticosteroids and thiamazole was stopped. During follow-up, eosinophilia and hyperthyreodism could no longer be detected.

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