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Article
September 1974

Diabetes Mellitus and Primary Hypothyroidism

Author Affiliations

From the Clinic Division of Joslin Diabetes Foundation Inc. (Dr. Ganz and Dr. Kozak), and the Department of Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital (Dr. Kozak), Boston.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(3):430-432. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320210040005
Abstract

From 1957 to 1972, 114 cases of primary hypothyroidism were found in 60,073 patients seen at the Joslin Clinic, Boston (incidence, 0.19%). In 94 patients, the diabetes mellitus preceded the hypothyroidism. In 38% of the diabetic patients who eventually became hypothyroid, the diabetes mellitus was noted before the age of 30 years. The elapsed time between the diagnosis of the

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