Rheumatic Manifestations of Endocrine Diseases

Joseph A. Markenson


Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2010;22(1):64-71. 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis

In both entities an increase in subclinical and clinical disease as well as an increase in the frequency of antithyroid antibodies has been demonstrated compared with controls.[22–24] Even though this increase in antibodies (antithyroperoxidase, and antithyroglobulin) as well as abnormal variation in TSH level was demonstrated, there was no alteration of hormone levels nor was there any association with any particular rheumatoid arthritis (RA) phenotype.[25]


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