Simultaneous presentation of type 1 diabetes and Graves’ disease

Ahmad, F.A. and Mukhopadhyay, B. (2011) Simultaneous presentation of type 1 diabetes and Graves’ disease. Scottish Medical Journal, 56(1), pp. 1-2. (doi: 10.1258/smj.2010.010024) (PMID:21515537)

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Abstract

The association between type 1 diabetes mellitus and autoimmune thyroid disease is well documented in the literature. Both can coexist although one endocrinopathy usually precedes the other. The simultaneous new onset of both diseases is rarely seen. Hyperthyroidism can precipitate and complicate the management of diabetic ketoacidosis by masking its classical clinical features. Persistent tachycardia after correction of acidosis and dehydration, may be the only suggestion of another coexisting illness such as thyrotoxicosis. We describe the case of a previously healthy woman who developed new onset type 1 diabetes mellitus and Craves’ disease, and presented with diabetic ketoacidosis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mukhopadhyay, Dr Babulayeb and Ahmad, Dr Faheem
Authors: Ahmad, F.A., and Mukhopadhyay, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Scottish Medical Journal
Publisher:Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
ISSN:0036-9330
ISSN (Online):2045-6441

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