Increased risk of papillary thyroid cancer in systemic sclerosis associated with autoimmune thyroiditis.

@article{Antonelli2016IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of papillary thyroid cancer in systemic sclerosis associated with autoimmune thyroiditis.},
  author={Alessandro Antonelli and Clodoveo Ferri and Silvia Ferrari and Andrea Di Domenicantonio and Dilia Giuggioli and David Galleri and Paolo Miccoli and Poupak Fallahi},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={480-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Patients with SSc have an increased risk of malignancy compared with the general population. Before now, no study has evaluated the risk of thyroid cancer (TC) in SSc patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of TC in SSc patients. METHODS We studied the prevalence of TC in 327 unselected SSc patients in comparison with two population-based, gender- and age-matched control groups (654 subjects from an iodine-deficient area and 654 subjects from an iodine… CONTINUE READING
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