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Title: Conversion of Primary Hypothyroidism to Hyperthyroidism: A Case Report
Authors: Clifford, Liam ;Wakil, Ammar 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Wyong Hospital
Issue Date: Oct-2018
Source: 33(2):190-193
Journal title: Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
Department: Medicine
Endocrinology
Abstract: A 51-year-old male developed Graves’ thyrotoxicosis following long-standing treatment for hypothyroidism. After a short period of treatment with Carbimazole, he developed agranulocytosis and he required total thyroidectomy. In this relevant case report, we review several pathogenetic mechanisms that explain the transformation of auto-immune hypothyroidism into Graves’ disease and the possible approaches to the management of agranulocytosis secondary to antithyroid medications. Further studies are required to determine the best way to manage severe thyrotoxicosis when agranulocytosis develops due to antithyroid medications.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/1212
DOI: 10.15605/jafes.033.02.12.
Pubmed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33442126/
ISSN: 2308-118X
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Endocrinology
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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