A CLINICAL CASE OF WEBER-CHRISTIAN DISEASE
A clinical case of elderly female patient diagnosed with Weber-Christian disease developed on the background of long standing chronic autoimmune thyroiditis with impaired function of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and unstable hormonal status, after surgery (hysterectomy, oophorectomy).
Weber-Christian disease still remains a medical mystery with unknown causes and mechanisms of its occurrence. This clinical case is an observation that supports the immune theory of the development of this disease and is an illustration of the fact that the key factors for the early diagnosis of rare diseases such as WCD are a careful history taking, attentive and accurate approach to the patient, as well as a systematic analysis of laboratory and instrumental surveys.
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