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Rare case of autoimmune hypothyroidism presenting with pancytopenia
  1. Joydeep Samanta1,
  2. Avishek Saha2 and
  3. Souveek Mitra3
  1. 1Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Division, Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2Internal Medicine, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India
  3. 3Hepatology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joydeep Samanta; samantajoydeep{at}


Hypothyroidism can involve any organ system in the body with the involvement of haematopoietic system seen in about 30% of the cases. Anaemia is the most common haematological involvement with the affection of other cell lines being exceedingly rare and limited to occasional case reports. Here we present a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with fever and pancytopenia and was later diagnosed to be a case of autoimmune hypothyroidism.

  • endocrine system
  • thyroid disease
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)

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  • Contributors JS: Participated in the management of the case and preparation of the manuscript. SM: Participated in the management of the case and preparation of the manuscript. AS: Participated in the management of the case, preparation and critical review of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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