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Title: Haematological changes in thyrotoxic patients in Singapore
Authors: Kueh, Y.K. 
Yeo, P.P.B. 
Cheah, J.S. 
Issue Date: 1981
Citation: Kueh, Y.K., Yeo, P.P.B., Cheah, J.S. (1981). Haematological changes in thyrotoxic patients in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal 22 (5) : 271-274. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The records of 152 thyrotoxic patients (30 males, 122 females) diagnosed and treated in Medical Unit One, Singapore General Hospital between January 1979 and August 1980 were reviewed. 11% of the patients had a nonspecific anemia and 70% had a tendency towards microcytosis at the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis. Both abnormalities were reversed when the patients achieved euthyroid state. No megaloblastic anemia was encountered. The frequencies of α and β thalassemia minor were, respectively, 2.2% and 3.6%, comparable to those of the normal Singapore population. Abnormal hematological concomittants of thyrotoxicosis appear to be restricted to minor reversible red cell changes namely, an uncomplicated, mild anemia and the tendency towards microcytosis.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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