Thyrotoxicosis: Postmortem Diagnosis in an Unexpected Death

    Volume 21, Issue 4 (October 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1976

    Page Count: 2


    Simson, LR
    Associate pathologist, Edward W. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Mich.

    (Received 11 March 1976; accepted 1 April 1976)

    Abstract

    Thyrotoxicosis, the clinical manifestation of extreme thyroid gland hyperfunction, is readily diagnosed and amenable to therapy. Although physicians recognize the lethal potential of thyrotoxicosis, it does not appear as a diagnosis in several series of unexpected deaths [1,2]. Coe [3], in 1973, discussed the difficulties in making this diagnosis postmortem. This report presents a case of clinically unrecognized thyrotoxicosis presenting as an unexpected death.


    Paper ID: JFS10568J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10568J

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    Title Thyrotoxicosis: Postmortem Diagnosis in an Unexpected Death
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