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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

A rare association of Henoch–Schönlein purpura and autoimmune thyroidits


Department of Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Sarfarazganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ritu Karoli
Department of Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Sarfarazganj, Hardoi Road, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.157916

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Poor compliance is the most common cause of elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone in patients with hypothyroidism who are on levothyroxine replacement. We present an interesting report of a patient who was a known case of primary hypothyroidism and had been euthyroid for more than 5 years on 75 μg daily levothyroxine, suddenly became grossly hypothyroid and diagnosed to have Henoch–Schönlein purpura (HSP) with nephritis.


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