Objective To observe the iodine state of patients with autoimmunity thyroid disease(AITD) in Shaanxi province,and to discuss the relationship between the metabolism of iodine and the occurrance,development and prognosis of AITD.
Objective:To study the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 IL-10) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in serum of patients with AITD before and after treatment,to investigate the effects of the cytokines in AITD.
Reversible white matter alterations in encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease
Encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease is an underdiagnosed clinical condition.
Here, we present the report of a patient with encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroid disease in which a reversible white matter disorder was detected by MR imaging.
353 consecutive patients with clinically definite MS, without interferon-beta treatment and 308 patients with low back pain or headache were extensively examined for the presence of non-immune or autoimmune thyroid disease.
Patients with autoimmune thyroid disease, as well as normal individuals, produced autoantibodies mainly to the conserved, cross-reactive determinants of thyroglobulin.
Antibodies against human IgG, C3 and monoclonal antibody against Human thyroglobulin were used to detect the thyroglobulin immune complex on the erythrocyte membrane of 48 patients with thyroid disease, by a immunofluoresence assay The specific fluorescence was found on the erythrocyte membrane of 14 patients with Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The immunopathogical signification of this immune complex was also discussed in this paper.