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December 1984

Galactorrhea and Thyrotoxicosis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, New England Medical Center Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston. Dr Kapcala is now with the Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(12):2349-2350. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350220065014

• Galactorrhea has been reported to occur with a variety of conditions. Because several women with thyrotoxicosis in an endocrine clinic were also noted to have "idiopathic" galactorrhea, a retrospective analysis using two control populations was conducted to study the association of thyrotoxicosis and galactorrhea; comparison showed that the association was significant. This analysis suggests that thyrotoxicosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the cause of galactorrhea.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:2349-2350)