Alopecia areata and thyroid diseases

M. P. De Padova, L. Guerra

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Abstract

In the last three years 637 cases ofa alopecia areata have been examined to detect possible association with thyroid autoimmune diseases. Sixty-one patients had an abnormality, as determined by elevation of microsomal and thyroglobulin antibodies and by one or more tests of thyroid function. The incidence of thyroid autoimmunity disorders (9.57%) in our series of patients with alopecia areata appears to be significantly high; it mainly occurs in female patients, in an age range between 28 and 39 years and in alopecia universalis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalMedicina - Rivista della Enciclopedia Medica Italiana
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Medicine(all)

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