Thymic hyperplasia and sudden death: A pervasive fear in medicine

Varsha Vinod, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Vinod C. Nayak, Deepak M. Nayak, Vikram Palimar, M. Nirmal Krishnan

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Status thymo-lymphaticusor simply “lymphatism” which is diagnosed based on enlargement of the thymus. This condition involves a combination of constitutional anomalies: hypertrophy of the thymus, general hyperplasia of the lymphatic system (such as the spleen and lymph nodes), hypoplasia of the cardiovascular system with aortic narrowing, and hypoadrenal. The condition is sometimes terminated by sudden death usually in children, but few cases have been reported in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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