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Case Report A Case of Pancytopenia with Hyperthyroidism.
Tae Hoon Kim, Ji Sung Yoon, Byung Sam Park, Dong Won Lee, Jae Ho Cho, Jun Sung Moon, Eui Hyun Kim, Kyu Chang Won, Hyoung Woo Lee
Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science 2013;30(1):47-50
Published online: June 30, 2013
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1Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.

There has been an increase in the number of reports of atypical manifestations of Graves' disease (GD), such as jaundice, anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. Pancytopenia also rarely occurs in GD. In this paper, a case of pancytopenia with GD that was successfully treated with an anti-thyroid drug is reported. In this case, a 69-year-old woman showed pancytopenia with a normal peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration smear and bone marrow biopsy. Her thyroid function test and thyroid scintigraphy confirmed her hyperthyroid status. Her laboratory abnormality and clinical condition improved after she was treated with an anti-thyroid drug. This is a rare case of pancytopenia associated with GD.

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