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Soo Jung Gong  (Gong SJ) 2 Articles
A Case of Graves' Disease with Pancytopenia.
Jong Ho Shin, Hyun Jin Kim, Si Bum Kim, Dong Pil Kim, Bong Suk Ko, Dong Soon Kim, Ji Myung Kim, Soo Jung Gong, Jung Ae Lee
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2009;24(4):272-276.   Published online December 1, 2009
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Hematological disorders, and especially single lineage abnormalities, have been described in patients suffering with thyrotoxicosis, but pancytopenia is a rare complication of thyrotoxicosis. Pancytopenia with thyrotoxicosis has been reported to be totally reversible with antithyroid drug treatment. We experienced a case with pancytopenia associated with Graves' disease in a 57-year-old woman who had no specific cause of pancytopenia. She presented with dyspnea and palpitation. The laboratory findings revealed thyrotoxicosis and pancytopenia. Increased radioisotope uptake was seen on the thyroid scan and normal cellularity and maturation were found in the bone marrow aspiration biopsy. Based on these findings, she was diagnosed as suffering from Gravesyendisease with pancytopenia. After treatment with propylthiouracil, the blood cell counts were restored to normal as the patient achieved a euthyroid state. We report here on a case of Graves' disease that was complicated by pancytopenia, and all this was normalized after treatment for hyperthyroidism.


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A Case of Neutropenic Enterocolitis Complicating Methimazole-induced Agranulocytosis.
Sang Hyun Park, In Sung Cho, Hyun Jin Kim, Soo Jung Gong, Nae You Kim, Jung Ae Lee
J Korean Endocr Soc. 2007;22(4):282-286.   Published online August 1, 2007
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Agranulocytosis is a rare complication of antithyroid drug therapy. Neutropenic enterocolitis is characterized by neutropenia plus cecal and ascending colon inflammation, and this is the most feared side effect of agranulocytosis. This is a rare complication of chemotherapy for treating hematological malignancies and less commonly, of the medication used for treating other diseases (e.g., hyperthyroidism). The mortality rate varies from 50 to 100%, with most deaths being due to bowel perforation and sepsis. Therefore, early recognition and proper medical management of neutropenic enterocolitis is important. Recently, early recognition and progress in the management have probably reduced the mortality of this malady, yet there have been no prospective randomized trials or high-quality retrospective studies on the treatment of neutropenic enterocolitis. Therefore, standardized recommendations concerning the indications for surgery cannot be made, but most of these patients are probably not candidates for surgical intervention. Non-surgical management may be a reasonable initial approach for those patients presenting without significant complications such as peritonitis, perforation or bleeding. We report here on a case that was treated with successful medical management for neutropenic enterocolitis that occurred when administering methimazole therapy as an antithyroid drug.
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