Serum BAFF and thyroid autoantibodies in autoimmune thyroid disease.


BACKGROUND This study investigated the association of serum B-lymphocyte activating factor (BAFF) levels with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) in a Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We enrolled 221 patients with AITD [170 patients with Graves' disease (GD), 51 patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT)], and 124 healthy controls. Serum BAFF… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.004