Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1998 Jan; 18(1): 18-20.
[Clinical investigation on treatment of integrated traditional and Western medicine in hyperthyroidism with leukocytopenia induced by sulfourea drugs]
Department of Endocrinology, Affiliated Hospital, Gannan Medical College, Jiangxi (341000).
OBJECTIVE: To seek for a safe and effective drug to treat hyperthyroidism. METHODS: Sixty cases of hyperthyroidism with leukocytopenia induced by sulfourea drugs were divided into treatment and control groups by 31 cases who were treated by traditional medicine Syndrome Differentiation and 29 cases who were treated by conventional western medicine alone respectively at random. They were estimated by total effective rate, major symptoms, WBC and immunological tests after four weeks. RESULTS: The total effective rate in the treatment group (96.8%) was more effective than that in the control group (86.2%, P < 0.05). The symptom recovery rate in the treatment group was better than that in the control group. The WBC in both were all increased, but in the treatment group, it was better than that in the control group (P < 0.05). The positive to negative rate of thyroglobulin antibody and thyromicrosome antibody in the treatment group was better than that in the control group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: It can not only improve the symptoms and immune function, but also increase WBC by using western medicine in combination with traditional medicine in treating hyperthyroidism.