Autoimmune thyroid diseases: etiology, pathogenesis, and dermatologic manifestations.

  title={Autoimmune thyroid diseases: etiology, pathogenesis, and dermatologic manifestations.},
  author={Julia Ai and Janie M Leonhardt and Warren R Heymann},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={641-59; quiz 660-2}
Autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) including Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and idiopathic hypothyroidism (atrophic Hashimoto's thyroiditis) is of vital concern to the dermatologist. This article reviews the cutaneous manifestations of Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Recognition of dermatologic manifestations of AITD may alert practitioners to investigate for these disorders. The immune response involved in the pathogenesis of AITD is detailed. Current understanding of… CONTINUE READING

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