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European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
ISSN: 1304-3897
Vol. 4, No. 4, 2007, pp. 205-208
Bioline Code: gm07047
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2007, pp. 205-208

 en Urticaria: An Uncommon Presentation Of Thyrotoxicosis
Talapatra, Indrajit; Prabhakar, Karthik & Tymms, David James


We describe below two patients who presented with thyrotoxicosis and were put on carbimazole treatment. Both of them developed urticarial rash following commencement of carbimazole treatment. The drug was stopped but the patients continued to have the rash for a few months. One patient became biochemically hypothyroid despite cessation of treatment but again became biochemically and clinically hyperthyroid and subsequently underwent radioactive iodine treatment. The other patient was treated with propylthiouracil and became euthyroid. It was found that the urticaria improved in both patients as their overactive thyroid status got better.

Thyrotoxicosis, urticaria, carbimazole, propylthiouracil

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