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Mi Ja Kang  (Kang MJ) 4 Articles
Central Diabetes Insipidus Surmised as from Post-obstructive Diuresis after Decompression Treatment for Neurogenic Bladder.
Kang Woo Lee, Chul Woo Yang, Dong Jun Lim, Hyuk Sang Kwon, Mi Ja Kang, Eun Sook Kim, Kun Ho Yoon, Ho Young Son, Bong Yun Cha
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2009;24(2):144-147.   Published online June 1, 2009
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Post-obstructive diuresis after treatment for neurogenic bladder-induced obstructive kidney disease is a common symptom. As polyuria may develop in many other conditions as well, the present case is about a patient with a chief complaint of polyuria accompanied by nocturia, that was initially diagnosed as hydronephrosis due to the presence of neurogenic bladder and bladder dysfunction. The result of the water deprivation test, which was conducted for persistent diluted polyuria, yielded a final diagnosis of central diabetes insipidus, notwithstanding the strong impression of post-obstructive diuresis initially made because of a sudden increase in urine output after an indwelling catheter was inserted for bladder decompression.


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  • A Case of Septo-Optic Dysplasia Resulting in Central Diabetes Insipidus and Nonobstructive Bilateral Hydronephrosis
    Jong Hyun Kim, Kwang Bok Lee, Jeonghun Lee, Soo Min Nam, Kang-Woo Lee, Eu Gene Hwang, Geon Gil
    Korean Journal of Medicine.2014; 87(2): 209.     CrossRef
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A Patient with Primary Amyloidosis Misrecognized as Thyrotoxicosis-induced Heart Failure.
Seok Ju Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Jung Yeon Chin, Youn Mi Song, Sung Won Lee, Min Hee Kim, Mi Ja Kang, Kang Woo Lee, Hyuk Sang Kwon, Kun Ho Yoon, Ho Young Son, Bong Yun Cha
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2008;23(5):332-336.   Published online October 1, 2008
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Amyloidosis is caused by deposition of insoluble amyloid protein in the extracellular space of organs and tissues. The causes of amyloidosis are classified as primary, secondary, and hereditary, and symptoms develop according to which organ is involved. Cardiac amyloidosis induces cardiomyopathy and is developed by deposition of amyloid proteins in cardiac tissue. We diagnosed a patient with rhabdomyolysis and thyrotoxicosis with underlying Graves' disease 5 years ago. The patient was readmitted recently complaining of general weakness and mild dyspnea, and was diagnosed as relapsed thyrotoxicosis. An echocardiogram was performed for the evaluation of dyspnea and the findings were compatible with infiltrative cardiomyopathy due to amyloidosis. A biopsy of the abdominal subcutaneous fat and rectal mucosa was performed, and diagnosis was amyloidosis with histologic findings. The cause of heart failure was therefore cardiac amyloidosis rather than thyrotoxicosis. This case indicates the importance of evaluating the cause of heart failure in patients with thyrotoxicosis.
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A Case of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia and Cutaneous Nocardiosis Associated with Ectopic ACTH Syndrome.
Hee Sun Jung, Seung Hwan Lee, Hee Yeon Kim, Eun Ho Chu, Kang Woo Lee, Mi Ja Kang, Ji Hyun Kim, Hyuk Sang Kwon, Kun Ho Yoon, Bong Yun Cha, Ho Young Son
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2008;23(1):44-50.   Published online February 1, 2008
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Cushing's syndrome is characterized by hypercortisolism and impairment of cell-mediated immune function, increasing the risk of opportunistic infection, as occurs in other immunocompromised groups such as organ transplant recipients, patients with lymphoreticular malignancy, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman who was affected with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) 8 years ago and cutaneous nocardiosis this year. The patient was diagnosed with ectopic ACTH syndrome 8 years ago, but no ectopic ACTH secreting focus was found in radiologic imaging studies. She recovered from PCP and cutaneous nocardiosis after antibiotic (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole) administration. After the infection resolved, she underwent laparoscopic bilateral adrenalectomy and was not longer hypercortisolemic.
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A Case of Thyroid Abscsess in Subacute Thyroiditis During Glucocorticoid Therapy.
Soon Jib Yoo, Bong Yun Cha, Kwang Woo Lee, Ho Young Son, Sung Koo Kang, Young Hwan Kim, Mi Ja Kang, Seung Hyeon Ko, Ki Uk Chang
J Korean Endocr Soc. 1997;12(3):468-472.   Published online January 1, 2001
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Subacute thyroiditis is a frequent benign thyroid disease associated with previous viral upper respiratory tract infection. Known complications of this disease are long-standing subclinical hypothyroidism, persistent anterior neck pain and rarely Graves disease. In general, thyroid abscess is an uncommon disease because of anatomic isolation of the gland and its rich system of drainage for blood and lymph. Especially, development of thyroid abscess in subacute thyroiditis is extremely rare phenomenan, but significant bad outcomes can be resulted. Its clinical BACKGROUND containes immune-suppressed state, anatomic defect, presence of underlying other thyroid disease and of non-thyroidal infectious foci. We experienced a case of subacute thyroiditis complicated with streptococcal thyroid abscess during glucocorticoid therapy. The patient was a 19-year-old female who was admitted due to anterior neck pain for 1 month. Typical subacute thyroiditis was suggested from initial laboratory findings including CBC, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum T3, T4, TSH levels, thyroid scan & thyroid uptake. But during oral prednisolone therapy, unexpected bacterial thyroid abscess was developed. We report this unusual case with review of literatures.
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