Erin Meister

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The frequent occurrence of both rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis was already investigated with in part many conflicting results. We investigated a number of 792 patients (383 of them suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and 409 with osteoarthritis). In all patients antithyroid peroxidase and antithyroglobulin antibodies were determined.(More)
A male infant was born at the 36th week of gestation by cesarean section because of an intrauterine bradycardy. There was a 2nd degree a. v.-bloc postnatal. The heart rate was normal after the 5th day of life with a QT-interval of 150 percent resp. 120 percent after the 15th day. Additionally there were syndactylies of hands and feet. The infant suddenly(More)
The conversion of beta-carotene (provitamin A) to 2 molecules of vitamin A (retinol) is accelerated by thyroxine and hyperthyroidism, respectively. The characteristic yellow tint of the skin in hypothyroidism is due to hyper-beta-carotenemia. Both in hyper- and hypothyroidism in a retinol deficiency has been observed in literature. In a series of 36(More)
Alloimmune platelet refractoriness (alloPR) among actively bleeding surgical patients with thrombocytopenia represents a life-threatening problem. Here we present three cases in which surgical bleeding was complicated by life-threatening thrombocytopenia and alloPR. We demonstrate that the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) antibodies associated with alloPR are(More)
The aim of the present study was to check the value of cw-Doppler echocardiography for the assessment of severity of congenital aortic and pulmonary stenoses in children and adolescents. Over a period of 3 years 217 children and adolescents with aortic and 98 with pulmonary stenosis, resp., underwent echocardiography. In 21 patients with aortic and in 23(More)
Familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia (FDH) is a syndrome associated with euthyroidism and increased binding of T4 to serum albumin. The combined occurrence of FDH and postpartum hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease has only been reported in one patient. We now describe the first case of FDH and thyrotoxicosis due to postpartum silent thyroiditis. In(More)