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The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 79–86 | Cite as

Myxedema and intestinal malabsorption (nontropical sprue?) with severe hypo motility of the gastrointestinal tract

Report of a case
  • Maurice L. KelleyJr.
  • James M. Stewart
Case Reports

Summary

A case of malabsorption syndrome developing in a 43-year-old woman with primary hypothyroidism is reported. Her major symptoms were related to severe hypomotility of the gastrointestinal tract and impaired intestinal absorption. The generalized failure of propulsive action of the gut was probably secondary to both the thyroid and intestinal disease. There is a possibility that development of myxedema precipitated manifestations of overt sprue in a predisposed person with hitherto unrecognized latent sprue.

Keywords

Public Health Gastrointestinal Tract Hypo Hypothyroidism Intestinal Absorption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice L. KelleyJr.
    • 1
  • James M. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of MedicineUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochester

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