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ea0034p386 | Thyroid | SFEBES2014

Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Shakerdi Loai , Naema Wadah Haj , Hamdon Saied

Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are conditions under which an individual develops antibodies against their own cells, tissues and/or organ systems. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic multi system disease of unknown cause with multiple systemic manifestations. Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) are characterized by the presence of antibodies against thyroglobulin, thyroid peroxidase, or thyrotropin receptor autoantigens. The relationship between RA and the thyroid gland has been st...