Screening Guidelines for Thyroid Function in Children With Alopecia Areata.

@article{Patel2017ScreeningGF,
  title={Screening Guidelines for Thyroid Function in Children With Alopecia Areata.},
  author={Deepa P Patel and Ping Li and Andrew J Bauer and Leslie A Castelo-Soccio},
  journal={JAMA dermatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={153 12},
  pages={
          1307-1310
        }
}
Importance The incidence of thyroid disease in children with alopecia areata (AA) has been widely studied with no consensus on whether a true association with AA exists. In addition, screening practices for thyroid dysfunction in children with AA vary widely among clinicians. Objective To reduce health care costs, eliminate unnecessary testing, and… CONTINUE READING