Maximinus Daia, a Roman emperor who may have had Graves’ disease and died of a thyrotoxic crisis
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Evidence is presented that the Roman emperor Maximinus Daia had Graves’ disease and died of severe thyrotoxicosis. The information about this emperor’s terminal illness is drawn from the writings of the 4th century writers Eusebius and Lactantius. An existing statue indicates that the emperor had bilateral Graves’ ophthalmopathy.
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