GERALD R. CRABTREE, M.D.; JOSEPH C. LEE, M.D.; GIBBONS G. CORNWELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis has been associated with a number of disorders that are thought to be of autoimmune etiology. We present here a young man with autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura who was found to have Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
A 21-year-old man was referred to the hospital with thrombocytopenia and sudden onset of coma. He had been in good health until 6 weeks before admission, when he developed recurrent epistaxis followed by petechiae and hematuria. There was no previous history of drug ingestion. A maternal cousin had documented autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura at age 4 and had recovered without incident. Physical findings included diffuse mucocutaneous
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CRABTREE GR, LEE JC, CORNWELL GG. Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia Purpura and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:371-372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-371
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):371-372.
Coagulopathies, Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders, Thyroid Disorders.
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