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Miliary tuberculosis presenting with thyrotoxicosis.
  1. Y. Nieuwland,
  2. K. Y. Tan,
  3. J. W. Elte
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


    A male patient is described who presented with thyrotoxicosis, and a large painful neck mass. From the excised mass and stomach aspiration Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured and a diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis was made. The thyrotoxicosis was attributed to tuberculous thyroiditis.

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