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A patient with Graves' disease, thrombocytopenia and chronic hepatitis B.
  1. C. C. Szeto,
  2. C. C. Chow,
  3. G. T. Ko,
  4. K. Y. Li,
  5. V. T. Yeung,
  6. C. S. Cockram
  1. Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong.

    Abstract

    A 22-year-old Chinese man, a HBsAg carrier, presented with relapse of thyrotoxic Graves' disease complicated by thrombocytopenia and hepatitis. Platelet count and liver enzymes gradually improved following successful treatment of the thyrotoxicosis with radioactive iodine. Possible pathogenetic links and therapeutic implications are discussed.

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