JAMES S. MARSHALL, M.D.; AUSTIN S. WEISBERGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD P. LEVY, M.D.; ROBERT T. BRECKENRIDGE, M.D.
Since 1931, sporadic reports have appeared noting an apparent association between hyperthyroidism and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) (1-4). During a recent survey of our patients with ITP (5), we were impressed with what seemed to be an increased prevalence of hyperthyroidism in this group. This observation prompted us to study patients with ITP who were clinically euthyroid to determine if latent Graves' disease existed in this population.
The data reported here indicate that there is indeed an increased prevalence of hyperthyroidism and of latent Graves' disease in patients with ITP. They suggested that these two diseases may share a similar
MARSHALL JS, WEISBERGER AS, LEVY RP, BRECKENRIDGE RT. Coexistent Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med. ;67:411–414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-411
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):411-414.
Coagulopathies, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders, Thyroid Disorders.
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