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A fifty-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of palpitation and general fatigue. She had received hemithyroidectomy for thyroid papillary adenocarcinoma at 28 years of age. She had experienced episodes of repeated painless thyroiditis five times over the last 12 years. At her sixth episode of thyrotoxicosis, she was suspected to have Graves'(More)
Euthyroid Graves' disease is defined as Graves' ophthalmopathy without hyperthyroidism, and the thyroid-stimulating antibody (TSAb) has been known to be a good marker for diagnosis. However, the question of why TSAb does not cause hyperthyroidism arises. To settle this, we examined thyroid responsiveness to endogenous thyrotropin (TSH) increased by(More)
Various diseases often occur after delivery but the systemic examinations have not been studied before. Thyroid dysfunction frequently (4.4%) occurs after delivery through an immune rebound mechanism. If postpartum women complain of the symptoms caused by thyrotoxicosis (palpitation, weight loss, increased sweating, finger tremor, fatigue) or hypothyroidism(More)
As the chest symptoms and electrocardiographic changes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are occasionally very similar to those of angina pectoris, there are some difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of cases of ischemic heart disease associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Here we report a case of vasospastic angina pectoris associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prediction of the postpartum onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Two thousand five hundred and forty seven healthy pregnant subjects were examined prospectively and the relation between serum rheumatoid factors (RF) and postpartum onset of RA was observed. Rheumatoid factors were measured in early pregnancy by the(More)
Autoimmune diseases, especially autoimmune thyroid disease, frequently develop after delivery due to the immune rebound mechanism. Most cases have transient dysfunction of affected organs. Cardiac dysfunction developed after delivery is called postpartum or peripartum cardiomyopathy. However, the aetiology of the disease is not clarified yet. Here we report(More)
We measured serum concentrations of apolipoproteins (apo A-I, A-II, B, C-II, C-III and E) in patients with thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism; n = 44, hypothyroidism; n = 15) and in normal subjects (n = 89). We found that apoA-II, B and C-III concentrations revealed significant difference among three groups of the normal (apoA-II; 31.4 +/- 4.9 mg/dl, apoB;(More)
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