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Iran South Med J 2009, 12(3): 238-243 Back to browse issues page
A case of apathetic hyperthyroidism with exudative low SAAG ascites
Seyed Masood Tabib Mr 1, Iraj Nabipour Mr, Anali Mohseni Azad Mrs, Darioush Iranpour Mr, Mohammadreza Farzaneh Mr
1- , mohamadsalehtabib@yahoo.com
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The development of ascites in hyperthyroid patients is a rare phenomenon and usually occurs in the context of exaggeration of right-sided heart failure , so it is categorized as high SAAG ascites. In this case report, we present a 73-year-old man who was referred to us with anorexia, severe weight loss, anemia, lower limbs pitting edema, and also exudative, low SAAG ascites. Extensive work up revealed that these constellation of signs & symptoms were consequent to decompensation of his chronic right-sided heart failure resulting from apathetic hyperthyroidism.
Keywords: low SAAG ascites, exudative ascites, apathetic hyperthyroidism, right-sided heart failure
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/10/16 | Accepted: 2009/12/3 | Published: 2010/02/17
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Tabib S M, Nabipour I, Mohseni Azad A, Iranpour D, Farzaneh M. A case of apathetic hyperthyroidism with exudative low SAAG ascites. Iran South Med J. 2009; 12 (3) :238-243
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