Patterns of platelet and white cell counts during the illness. Left panel shows platelet counts during the course of the illness. There is initial thrombocytopenia followed by thrombocytosis and subsequent normalization of platelet count. Transient thrombocytosis is probably a response to acute inflammation of thyroid. Right panel shows white cell count. Initially there is progressive leucopenia followed by leukocytosis at the time of thyroiditis.
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