Medline ® Abstract for Reference 4
of 'Thyroid disorders and connective tissue disease'
Autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid antibodies and giant cell arteritis: the supposed correlation appears fortuitous.
Barrier JH, Abram M, Brisseau JM, Planchon B, Grolleau JY
J Rheumatol. 1992;19(11):1733.
The coexistence of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and autoimmune thyroid diseases has been suggested. In our prospective study of 39 patients with GCA, we measured autoantibodies and thyroid function and compared the results to those of a control group. No statistical difference was found. Our conclusions differ from those of other authors.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hôtel Dieu, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nantes, France.