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January 13, 1906

PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA: ITS RELATION TO EXOPHTHALMIC GOITER.

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BATTLE CREEK, MICH.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(2):111-113. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510290031001g

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Abstract

It is my wish to emphasize the relationship apparently existing between certain cases of paroxysmal tachycardia and exophthalmic goiter, and to suggest that a more thorough examination of such cases may serve to trace the connection in a considerable proportion of instances. The more I see of this symptomatic disturbance, the less inclined am I to regard it as a definite entity or deserving of special caption in the category of disease. A superficial survey of the literature shows some 160 references to the subject, and as yet there has been no opportunity to observe what proportion of the cases are regarded by their reporters to have been due to exophthalmic goiter, though it is apparent that the percentage is small. It is hoped that a thorough resumé of the subject may be embodied in a future note. The present communication is actuated by two recent cases in my practice,

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