May 12, 1997

Graves Disease Associated With Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (Dr Hofbauer), and Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum Innenstadt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany (Drs Spitzweg, Schmauss, and Heufelder).

Arch Intern Med. 1997;157(9):1033-1036. doi:10.1001/archinte.1997.00440300155015

Five patients with active Graves disease had moderate to severe autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura at the time of diagnosis. Correction of hyperthyroidism and restitution of a euthyroid state by carbimazole therapy resulted in complete normalization of platelet counts.

Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:1033-1036