Myxoedema and a lost wedding ring

Andrei Catanchin and Peter R Ebeling
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (4): 211.

A 44-year-old woman was brought to hospital by police. Over a period of years she had isolated herself and her daughter from society, arousing the concern of neighbours. A scant history of “schizophrenia”, personality disorder and intellectual disability was obtained from distant relatives.

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  • Andrei Catanchin1
  • Peter R Ebeling2

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC.



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