Association between parity and autoimmune thyroiditis in a general female population.

@article{Friedrich2008AssociationBP,
  title={Association between parity and autoimmune thyroiditis in a general female population.},
  author={Nele Friedrich and Sabine L Schwarz and Jens Thonack and U. John and Henri Wallaschofski and Henry V{\"o}lzke},
  journal={Autoimmunity},
  year={2008},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={174-80}
}
BACKGROUND Autoimmune thyroid disease (AIT) is more common in females than in males. Furthermore, it is well documented that the risk of thyroid autoimmunity increases during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. The objective of the present study was to analyse the association between parity and AIT by using ultrasound and serological data. METHODS The study population included 2156 women, aged 20-79 years. Serum thyroperoxidase antibodies (anti-TPO) and thyrotropin levels were measured… CONTINUE READING
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