Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Secondary to Subclinical Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

@inproceedings{Tahir2016ImmuneT,
  title={Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) Secondary to Subclinical Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis},
  author={Hassan Tahir and Faizan Sheraz and Jahnavi Sagi and Vistasp Daruwalla},
  booktitle={Journal of investigative medicine high impact case reports},
  year={2016}
}
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is the most common cause of isolated thrombocytopenia in healthy people. ITP may rarely coexist with autoimmune thyroid disorders, which may indicate more complex defect in immune system. Primary ITP usually responds well to steroids and intravenous immunoglobulins. However, ITP may be difficult to treat when associated with thyroid autoimmune disorders. In such cases, treating the underlying thyroid disorder may significantly improve platelet count and can either… CONTINUE READING

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