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ea0014p301 | (1) | ECE2007

The influence of smoking upon the incidence of Graves’ disease and severity of Graves’ ophthalmopathy

Zbranca Eusebie , Branisteanu Dumitru , Scurtu Bogdanel , Mogos Voichita

In order to investigate the relationship between Graves’ disease, its associated ophthalmopathy and smoking, we followed retrospectively a group of 270 patients with Graves’ disease (233 females and 37 males). Smoking incidence within this group was compared to that found in a control, thyroid disease-free group of 120 patients. The incidence of smokers was significantly higher in the group with Graves’ disease (145 out of 270, 54%) when compared to the control ...