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Thyrotoxic pretibial myxoedema in Asian patients in Singapore

Abstract

Over a 5-year period, three cases of thyrotoxic pretibial myxoedema were encountered. The incidence of pretibial myxoedema in Chinese thyrotoxic patients in Singapore was 0·7% (0·3% in females and 1·6% in males). One of the three patients also had thyroid acropachy. The incidence of thyrotoxic pretibial myxoedema in Singapore is compared with that in the literature and the aetiology briefly reviewed.

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