Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and hyperthyroidism : A case report

Getaz, E. P. ; Staples, W. G. (1977-08)

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A case of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and hyperthyroidism is presented. The treatment of refractory ITP with immunosuppressive agents is briefly considered. In 1931 a patient with coexistent purpura and hyperthyroidism, in whom the purpura disappeared after thyroidectomy was described. Since that time there have been scattered reports of the two conditions having occurred simultaneously. It is the purpose of this case report to focus attention on the possible relationship between the two conditions amd the response of the idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to immunosuppressive agents.

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