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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(1), 14-17
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-1-4
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Thrombocytopenia in a Patient with Graves¡¯ Disease: An Uncommon Association of Two Common Autoimmune Diseases

Shahed- Morshed1, , Hasanat MA1, Fariduddin Md1, Nusrat- Sultana1, Mahmood T1, Ghani MH1, Faisal I1 and Sharmin- Jahan1

1Department of Endocrinology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: November 18, 2019

Cite this paper:
Shahed- Morshed, Hasanat MA, Fariduddin Md, Nusrat- Sultana, Mahmood T, Ghani MH, Faisal I and Sharmin- Jahan. Thrombocytopenia in a Patient with Graves¡¯ Disease: An Uncommon Association of Two Common Autoimmune Diseases. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(1):14-17. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-1-4


We describe a 65-year-old male of Graves¡¯ disease with thyroid-associated orbitopathy who developed thrombocytopenia during the course of illness. Clinical features, temporal relationship with drugs and investigations supported the diagnosis of immune thrombocytoenic purpura. Several immunosuppressive drugs failed to improve thrombocytopenia. At last platelet count returned back to normal and remained stable with addition of dapsone and restoration of euthyroidism.

graves¡¯ disease thrombocytopenia immune thrombocytopenic purpura

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