Graves' Disease and Diabetes Mellitus

M. Suttan Assin, Jusuf Rukman, Jose R. L. Batubara, Purnama Wati S. P.

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Thyroid hormones play an important role in the metabolic propesses. Its disturbances will involve several organs, consequently. A 5 year old girl with Graves' diseases, after several weeks of treatment with propylthiouracil (PTV), developed thyrotoxicosis crisis and diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis; a condition which is usually fatal. Treatment toward the hyperthyroid state overcome the diabetic stage, eventually. This report is an example of an endocrinological interaction in a hyperthyroid patient. Therefore, the diabetogenic effect of hyperthyroxinemia should not be overlooked.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
JournalPaediatrica Indonesiana
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2019


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