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.
KeywordsRheumatoid Factor Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Thyroid Autoantibody Serum Thyroid Stimulate Hormone
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Bliddal H. and K. Bech, Correlation between TSH receptor and adenylate cyclase stimulation assays for thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins, in: Current Topics in Thyroid Autoimmunity, D. Doniach and H. Schleusener, eds., Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart(1984).Google Scholar