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Article
October 1983

Pericardial Tamponade in a Patient With Treated Myxedema

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, and the Non-Invasive Laboratory, Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(10):1983-1984. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350100167030
Abstract

• Pericardial tamponade developed in a patient with hypothyroidism and a pericardial effusion after she had been successfully treated with levothyroxine sodium. Refractory pericardial effusion is an unusual complication of treated myxedema. A possible mechanism for its occurrence is presented.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1983-1984)

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