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Celiac disease is a chronic illness of the small bowel caused by gliadin intolerance in genetically predisposed subjects. The aim of this study was to investigate serum levels of IgA and IgG antigliadin antibodies, IgA antiendomysial antibodies, and IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies in 169 patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases, i.e. chronic(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) in patients with breast and colorectal cancer and controls and to evaluate the impact of AITD on the outcome of patients with breast cancer. Serum levels of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FT4 (free thyroxine), TPOAb (antibodies to thyroid peroxidase), TgAb(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid diseases in three groups of women (66 with breast cancer (CaB), 68 with colorectal cancer (CaC) and 49 without oncological diseases as a control group). Serum levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxin (fT4), antibodies to thyroglobulin (TGB-ab) and thyroperoxidase(More)
Interactions between cytokines play an important role in the development of thyroid autoimmunity. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay we investigated serum concentrations of soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R), interferon-gamma, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-10, CD30, monokine induced by interferon-gamma (MIG), cytotoxic T(More)
Autoantibodies against complement C1q (anti-C1q) have been well described in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, where they correlate with the occurrence of severe lupus nephritis. However, data on anti-C1q in organ-specific autoimmune diseases are scarce. In order to determine the prevalence of anti-C1q in patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders(More)
Complement mannan-binding lectin (MBL) deficiency is associated with increased susceptibility to infections and autoimmune diseases. Previous studies suggested that the production of MBL is stimulated by thyroid hormones. The aim of our study was to investigate this association in patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD). Serum levels of MBL and(More)
By affecting the metabolism of lipids, hypothyroidism accelerates the process of atherogenesis and increases cardiovascular risk. In manifest hypothyroidism the number of LDL receptors in the liver decreases and there is an increase in levels of overall cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein B in the blood. Levels of HDL particles remain normal or(More)
CONTEXT The guidelines of American Thyroid Association from 2011 include age over 30 as one of the risk factors for hypothyroidism in pregnancy. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to verify whether age increases the risk of autoimmune thyroid disease in pregnancy. DESIGN We performed a cross-sectional study in 2006-2008 with laboratory assessment in a single(More)
BACKGROUND It is controversial whether screening program for thyroid disorders in pregnancy should be universal or targeted case-finding. To evaluate the relationship between history, laboratory parameters and thyroid ultrasound (TUS) in pregnant women positive in universal screening. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The screening included investigation of serum TSH(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether changes of serum soluble leptin receptor levels (S-LEPR) can modify leptin half-life and its tissue effects. The aim of our study was to measure S-LEPR levels in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) before and 6 weeks after partial refeeding. METHODS Anthropometric variables, serum leptin, S-LEPR, insulin, cortisol and(More)