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May 1960

Thyrotoxicosis in a Mongoloid Child

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El Paso, Texas

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1960;99(5):680-682. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.02070030682017

Because of the paucity of reported cases of Mongolism with associated thyrotoxicosis in the English-speaking literature, it is thought that this case report would be of general interest to the pediatrician and the endocrinologist alike. It is believed that this is the fourth such case on record and the second to be reported in a child.1-3

Report of Case  A white girl, 11 years and 11 months old, was first seen in the Pediatric Outpatient Department of the United States Army Hospital, Fort Chaffee, Ark., on Aug. 1, 1955, because of cardiac decompensation secondary to incompletely diagnosed acyanotic congenital heart disease. Mongoloid characteristics were readily evident at that time, and her weight was recorded as 42 lb. The patient was successfully digitalized, but unfortunately contact was lost until the following year.On Aug. 7, 1956, the patient was admitted to the hospital with a three-month history of weight loss

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