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.
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