Joint effusions, chondrocalcinosis and other rheumatic manifestations in hypothyroidism. A clinicopathologic study.

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Twelve patients with severe hypothyroidism and rheumatic signs and symptoms were studied before or within four days of receiving thyroid replacement therapy. Eight patients had synovial effusions. Seven effusions were extremely viscous and six contained calcium pyrophosphate crystals. Leukocyte counts were less than 1,000/mm3, except in two patients during… (More)

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@article{Dorwart1975JointEC, title={Joint effusions, chondrocalcinosis and other rheumatic manifestations in hypothyroidism. A clinicopathologic study.}, author={Bonnie Brice Dorwart and H. Ralph Schumacher}, journal={The American journal of medicine}, year={1975}, volume={59 6}, pages={780-90} }