Medline ® Abstract for Reference 30
of 'Thyroid disorders and connective tissue disease'
A prospective evaluation of antithyroid antibody prevalence in 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Magnus JH, Birketvedt T, Haga HJ
Scand J Rheumatol. 1995;24(3):180.
The prevalence of thyroid antibodies in 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Northern Norway was studied. The serological data were compared with those from a major population survey in the same area. Compared to the prevalence in the normal population, the present study demonstrates that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher prevalence of antibodies to both thyroid microsomal antigen and thyroglobulin.
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Tromsø, Norway.