Plasmapheresis in the treatment of hyperthyroidism associated with agranulocytosis: A case report


Guvenc B., Unsal C., Gurkan E., Dincer S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL APHERESIS, cilt.19, ss.148-150, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/jca.20014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL APHERESIS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.148-150

Özet

Plasmapheresis, also known as therapeutic plasma exchange, is used in the treatment of several disorders. Temporary improvement after plasmapheresis in cases with thyrotoxicosis has been reported. A 55-year-old woman presented with agranulocytosis induced by propylthiouracil and clinical signs of heart failure. Three sessions of plasmapheresis were performed. We observed an improvement of thyroid hormone levels and clinical findings as well. Plasmapheresis can be an option when drug treatment of thyrotoxicosis fails. (C) 2004 wiley-Liss, Inc.