Autoimmune hypothyroidism and lupus-like syndrome


ŞAHİN G. , KORKMAZ C. , IŞIKSOY S. , YALÇIN A. U.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.30, sa.4, ss.519-521, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00296-009-0954-z
  • Dergi Adı: RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.519-521

Özet

The frequency of thyroid disorders, particularly Hashimoto's thyroiditis, may be increased in patients with connective tissue diseases. Both hypothyroidism and connective tissue diseases often cause muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness. Skin, renal and cardiovascular involvement seen in the course of autoimmune hypothyroidism (AIH) may simulate connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We herein report a case of AIH who presented with massive proteinuria, haematuria, pleural fluid and arthritis simulating SLE.