Thyroid acropachy: report of 40 patients treated at a single institution in a 26-year period.

@article{Fatourechi2002ThyroidAR,
  title={Thyroid acropachy: report of 40 patients treated at a single institution in a 26-year period.},
  author={Vahab Fatourechi and Debra D Fett Ahmed and Kara M. Schwartz},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={5435-41}
}
Thyroid acropachy is an extreme manifestation of autoimmune thyroid disease. It presents with digital clubbing, swelling of digits and toes, and periosteal reaction of extremity bones. It is almost always associated with ophthalmopathy and thyroid dermopathy. During a 26-yr period at our institution, of 178 patients with thyroid dermopathy, 40 had acropachy. Clubbing associated with thyroid dermopathy (pretibial myxedema) was seen in 35 patients. Clubbing usually was not a patient complaint and… CONTINUE READING
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