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The prevalence of thyroid disease and thyroid autoantibodies was evaluated in 367 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and/or giant cell arteritis (GCA). Thirty-seven patients had antibodies to thyroid microsomes or thyroglobulin; 18 had hypothyroidism requiring thyroxine replacement therapy. The prevalence of hypothyroidism (4.9%) was significantly greater than that found in 84 control subjects.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/rheumatology/30.5.349

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of rheumatology

Publication Date

10/1991

Volume

30

Pages

349 - 351

Addresses

Department of Rheumatology, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey.

Keywords

Thyroid Gland, Microsomes, Humans, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Hypothyroidism, Autoimmune Diseases, Thyroglobulin, Autoantibodies, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, England, Female, Male, Giant Cell Arteritis