Increased progression of carotid intima media thickness in thyroid peroxidase antibodies-positive rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hypothyroidism tend to cluster, and this coexistence amplifies the elevated cardiovascular risk in RA. Whether thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOabs) are associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has not been studied extensively. Therefore, this study determined firstly… (More)
DOI: 10.1530/EJE-13-0394

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