Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulins without Evidence of in Vivo Thyroid Stimulation in Some Non-Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases
Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins(TSI) are widely accepted to be responsible for the hypersecretion of thyroid hormones in Graves1 disease. TSI have also been demonstrated in patients with non-thyroid autoimmune diseases 1 . The aim of the present study was to evaluate if presence of TSI has an influence on thyroid function in vivo in these patients.
KeywordsArthritis Fluoride Fractionation Thyroglobulin Sera
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