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Hyperemesis gravidarum due to thyrotoxicosis.
  1. B. H. Valentine,
  2. C. Jones,
  3. A. J. Tyack


    A case of hyperemesis gravidarum at 9 weeks' gestation is described for which no cause could initially be found. Intravenous feeding was needed as a life preserving measure and following improvement on this regime the patient went into a thyrotoxic crisis which was successfully diagnosed and treated. The continuing pregnancy and its outcome is described. The need for practitioners to remember vomiting as a presenting sign of thyrotoxicosis is stressed.

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