Thyroid disorders in female patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

  title={Thyroid disorders in female patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Uwe Lange and Babette Boss and Joachim Teichmann and Rigobert Klett and Hilmar H G Stracke and R. G. Bretzel and Gunther Neeck},
  journal={European journal of medical research},
  volume={4 11},
The association between rheumatological and thyroid disorders has long been known, the most common being the association of rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis. Little is known as to possible thyroid involvement in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In 22 female patients with AS and 22 healthy age-matched control subjects parameters of thyroid gland function, rheumatic activity, as well as a subtle drug anamnesis of the rheumatic medication, and an ultrasonographic examination of the… CONTINUE READING