Hyperthyroidism as a cause of persistent vomiting.
SourceNetherlands Journal of Medicine, 62, 8, (2004), pp. 293-6
Article / Letter to editor
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Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Netherlands Journal of Medicine
SubjectUMCN 2.2: Vascular medicine and diabetes; UMCN 5.2: Endocrinology and reproduction
A 32-year-old woman presented with persistent vomiting, epigastric pain and weight loss. A sinus tachycardia was the clue to the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease. On treatment with propylthiouracil and a beta-blocking agent, her symptoms resolved within one day, even though her free thyroxine level was still high. Hyperthyroidism is an uncommon, but previously reported cause of persistent vomiting.
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