Pancytopenia in a patient with grave's disease

Loh, Huai Heng and Florence, Tan (2013) Pancytopenia in a patient with grave's disease. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (4). pp. 372-373. ISSN 0300-5283

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Pancytopenia can rarely complicate Grave's disease. It can be due to uncontrolled thyrotoxicosis or as a result of rare side effect of antithyroid medication. Pernicious anemia leading to Vitamin B12 deficiency is another rare associated cause. We report a case of a patient with Grave's disease and undiagnosed pernicious anemia whom was assumed to have antithyroid drug induced pancytopenia. Failure to recognize this rare association of pernicious anemia as a cause of pancytopenia had resulted in delay in treatment and neurological complication in our patient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; article; ataxia; atrophic gastritis; case report; cyanocobalamin deficiency; disease association; esophagogastroduodenoscopy; euthyroidism; exophthalmos; glossitis; goiter; Graves disease; human; hypothyroidism; leukopenia; male; megaloblastic anemia; neutrophil; pancytopenia; pernicious anemia; thyrotoxicosis; ulcer; Graves disease; pancytopenia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2017 02:02
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 03:49

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