Studies on the occurrence of ophthalmopathy in Graves' disease.

  title={Studies on the occurrence of ophthalmopathy in Graves' disease.},
  author={Claudio Marcocci and Luigi Bartalena and Fausto Bogazzi and M Panicucci and Aldo Pinchera},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  volume={120 4},
Eye disease was associated with hyperthyroidism in 202 of 221 patients with active Graves' ophthalmopathy (91.4%) and was not accompanied by thyroid hyperfunction (euthyroid Graves' disease) in the remaining 19 (8.6%). All the latter patients had some mild thyroid abnormalities (thyroid autoantibodies, negative TRH test, negative T3 suppression test, goitre). Sex distribution analysis evidenced a higher prevalence in females with a female/male ratio of 2.1 which was, however, significantly… CONTINUE READING

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