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ea0025p341 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

What is the influence of rheumatologic conditions on response to medical therapy of Graves’ disease?

Gulati Kavita , O'Sullivan Miriam , Molloy Michael , Stapleton Mary , Harney Sinead , O'Halloran John , Ryan John , Tuthill Antoinette

Anecdotal reports suggest that management of GravesÂ’ disease (GD) is more challenging in patients with concomitant autoimmune disease, however there are few studies evaluating this premise and thus no satisfactory evidence base to guide clinicians. We aimed to identify the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on treatment outcomes of GD.We identified all GD patients (n=265) who attended endocrinology clin...