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C-reactive protein (CRP) levels have not been routinely used to diagnose thyroid disease, although many thyroid conditions involve inflammation. This study was intended to determine whether CRP levels could differentiate between inflammatory and noninflammatory thyroid conditions, especially between type II inflammatory amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis(More)
Consensus statement of the European Group on Graves’ orbitopathy (EUGOGO) on management of GO Luigi Bartalena, Lelio Baldeschi, Alison Dickinson, Anja Eckstein, Pat Kendall-Taylor, Claudio Marcocci, Maarten Mourits, Petros Perros, Kostas Boboridis, Antonella Boschi, Nicola Currò, Chantal Daumerie, George J Kahaly, Gerasimos E Krassas, Carol M Lane, John H(More)
35S-methimazole (MMI), 35S-carbimazole or 35S-propylthiouracil (PTU) were given orally to fifty-five patients at various times up to 12 h before surgical thyroidectomy. The amount of 35S radioactivity and labelled drug in thyroid and plasma samples was measured. Intrathyroidal inhibition or organic binding of iodine by MMI, carbimazole and PTU was measured(More)
The natural history and pathogenesis of lymphocytic hypophysitis remain poorly understood. We describe a 34-yr-old woman with postpartum thyroiditis and ACTH deficiency, studied at monthly intervals for 18 months after pregnancy. A significant titer of thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies was detected at 16 weeks gestation, and she was recruited into a(More)
BACKGROUND Common autoimmune disorders tend to coexist in the same subjects and to cluster in families. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional multicenter study of 3286 Caucasian subjects (2791 with Graves' disease; 495 with Hashimoto's thyroiditis) attending UK hospital thyroid clinics to quantify the prevalence of coexisting autoimmune disorders. All(More)
Pregnancy has an effect on thyroid economy with significant changes in iodine metabolism, serum thyroid binding proteins, and the development of maternal goiter especially in iodine-deficient areas. Pregnancy is also accompanied by immunologic changes, mainly characterized by a shift from a T helper-1 (Th1) lymphocyte to a Th2 lymphocyte state. Thyroid(More)
Some studies have suggested that increasing the daily dose of anti-thyroid drugs might improve long-term remission rates of Graves' disease. Therefore, this question was addressed in a prospective multicenter trial involving 18 thyroid clinics in Europe, mostly in iodine-deficient or moderately iodine-sufficient regions. Five hundred and nine patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The epidemiology of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) may be changing. The aim of the study was to identify trends in presentation of GO to tertiary centres and initial management over time. METHODS Prospective observational study of European Group On Graves' Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) centres. All new referrals with a diagnosis of GO over a 4-month(More)