Successful treatment of a patient with Graves' disease on hemodialysis complicated by antithyroid drug-induced granulocytopenia and angina pectoris.

@article{Miyasaka1997SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of a patient with Graves' disease on hemodialysis complicated by antithyroid drug-induced granulocytopenia and angina pectoris.},
  author={Yoko Miyasaka and Masafumi Yoshimura and Sakuyoshi Tabata and Akira Shozu and Mitsushige Nishikawa and Toshiji Iwasaka and Mae Inada},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={621-4}
}
We report here a patient with recurrent Graves' disease on hemodialysis. She also suffered from angina pectoris, which was probably a manifestation of Graves' disease due to the increased oxygen demands in the presence of fixed coronary lesions. Although antithyroid drugs induced mild granulocytopenia, propylthiouracil (PTU) or methimazole (MMI) was not discontinued during the administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). The patient received sodium iodine-131 therapy, and… CONTINUE READING
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