• Medicine
  • Published 1999

Attempted suicide with 400 thyroxine pills: what happened to the physician-patient relationship?

@inproceedings{Pan1999AttemptedSW,
  title={Attempted suicide with 400 thyroxine pills: what happened to the physician-patient relationship?},
  author={Martin-du Pan},
  year={1999}
}
Patient aged 49 who developed hypothyroidism after receiving 1131 for relapsing Graves' disease after treatment with propylthiouracil followed by homeopathy. Substitution with thyroxine (0.05 mg/day) was prescribed. Depressed by the perspective of a life long treatment, the patient swallowed 400 pills (20 mg). The evolution was uncomplicated after betablockers administration at hospital. One year later she became euthyroid without further medication. The occurrence of transient hypothyroidism… CONTINUE READING

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