Graves’ disease following hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in a black South African lady: a case report

  • Chukwuma Ekpebegh Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
  • Khaled Elmezughi Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
  • Lungiswa Mtingi Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
Keywords: Graves' disease; hyperthyroidism; Hashimoto's thyroiditis; hypothyroidism; autoimmune thyroid disease; South Africa

Abstract

Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are autoimmune thyroid disorders with distinct pathological and histopathological features. The conversion from Hashimoto's thyroiditis to Graves' disease has been rarely reported throughout the world with no reports in the African race to our knowledge. We here report an African lady who was initially diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism following Hashimoto's disease but later became thyrotoxic due to Graves' disease.

Published
2019-04-17
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Articles

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