Increased prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus in Indian vitiligo patients: A case-control study

@inproceedings{Gopal2014IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus in Indian vitiligo patients: A case-control study},
  author={K. V. T. Gopal and G. Raghurama Rao and Y. Harikishan Kumar},
  booktitle={Indian dermatology online journal},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Though it is well-known that vitiligo is associated with other autoimmune disorders, few Indian studies have focused on the relation between vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS This case-control study included 150 new cases of vitiligo and 100 age and sex-matched controls. A complete history and thorough dermatological examination was done. Serum samples from both patients and controls were collected and assayed for triiodothyronine… CONTINUE READING
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