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ID#:12564
Description:This 1964 image depicted a 15 year-old Tehrani boy who was being treated for what was diagnosed as juvenile myxedema. This image was taken prior to his treatment with thyroid extract.
Myxedema is a disease involving pathologic changes in the characteristics of one's skin, including edema and thickening of the skin, drying, and a generalized diminishment in the patient’s mental acuity, and physical activity. This boy was admitted with symptoms, which included gingival hemorrhage, swollen, protruding lips, brittle hair, and mental retardation. See PHIL 12568, for a full frontal view of this patient’s facial appearance, after having begun treatment with thyroid extract.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. J. Lieberman; Dr. Freideen Farzin, Univ. of Tehran
Creation Date:1964
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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