Pulmonary manifestations of endocrine and metabolic disorders.

  title={Pulmonary manifestations of endocrine and metabolic disorders.},
  author={T Br{\"u}ssel and Michael A. Matthay and B Chernow},
  journal={Clinics in chest medicine},
  volume={10 4},
In summary, there are a number of important respiratory manifestations of endocrine diseases. Hypothyroidism may be associated with respiratory failure that can be caused by a reduction in central respiratory drive, upper airway obstruction, and associated restrictive pulmonary function from pleural effusions or an intrinsic decrease in lung volumes. Hyperthyroidism can present with dyspnea as a major clinical manifestation because of the increase in central respiratory drive associated with… CONTINUE READING
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