An intriguing autopsy case of gangrene intestine

Rashmi, Patnayak; Aruna, Prayaga; Rajasekhar, Reddy; Anuradha, S. and Jayasankar, E. (2006) An intriguing autopsy case of gangrene intestine. Calicut Medical Journal, 4 (3). 3. ISSN 097-29518

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Abstract

Hypothyroidism, or myxedema, is the clinical syndrome that results from decreased production of T4 and T3.Most patients have primary hypothyroidism .The etiology of adult primary hypothyroidism includes autoimmune hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), post – ablation after radio-active iodine, thyroid surgery and drugs such as Amiodarone and Lithium. Manifestations are variable and proportionate to the degree and duration of thyroid hormone deficiency as well as age of onset. The presence of goiter is common in younger patients (Hashimoto’s) but often absent in the elderly. Clinical features of hypothyroidism are insidious and often missed, particularly in the elderly. Jay

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gangrene, Instestines, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Surgery, Etiology, Autopsy
Subjects:Investigative Techniques > Autopsy
Digestive System > Gastrointestinal Tract
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Necrosis
-Journal Repositories > Calicut Medical Journal
Endocrine Diseases > Thyroid Diseases > Hypothyroidism
ID Code:1767
Deposited By:Dr Vinod Scaria
Deposited On:22 August 2006

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