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Thyrotoxicosis and Giant-Cell Arteritis

Authors
  • R. D. Thomas
  • D. N. Croft
Publication Date
May 25, 1974
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

In a retrospective survey we found that five (8·5%) out of 59 women with giant-cell arteritis had a history of thyrotoxicosis. This was significantly higher than in a control group of patients. Giant-cell arteritis and thyrotoxicosis occurred simultaneously in two cases. Knowledge of this association is of clinical use and is further evidence for an immunological basis for giant-cell arteritis.

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