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Titolo:
Thyroid autoimmunity in chronic urticaria
Autore:
Zauli, D; Deleonardi, G; Foderaro, S; Grassi, A; Bortolotti, R; Ballardini, G; Bianchi, FB;
Indirizzi:
Univ Bologna, Dept Internal Med, Bologna, Italy Univ Bologna Bologna Italy v Bologna, Dept Internal Med, Bologna, Italy
Titolo Testata:
ALLERGY AND ASTHMA PROCEEDINGS
fascicolo: 2, volume: 22, anno: 2001,
pagine: 93 - 95
SICI:
1088-5412(200103/04)22:2<93:TAICU>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FC-EPSILON-RI; HEPATITIS-C; ANGIOEDEMA; INFECTION; AUTOANTIBODIES; RECEPTOR;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Zauli, D Policlin S Orsola, Dept Internal Med, Via Massarenti 9, I-40138 Bologna, Italy Policlin S Orsola Via Massarenti 9 Bologna Italy I-40138 , Italy
Citazione:
D. Zauli et al., "Thyroid autoimmunity in chronic urticaria", ALL ASTH P, 22(2), 2001, pp. 93-95

Abstract

A subset of patients with idiopathic chronic urticaria (CU) has been recently classified as autoimmune on the basis Of two main findings: associationwith thyroid autoimmunity and with anti-IRE and/or anti-IgE receptor antibodies. The association of CU with thyroid autoimmunity has been known since1983, but its frequency varies in different reports. The objective of the present study was to verify the prevalence of thyroid antibodies (antithyroid peroxidase, TPO: thyroglobulin, TG: TSH-receptor, TSH-R) in two distinctseries of CU: of known cause (70 cases, group A) and idiopathic (52 casts,group B). Twenty-three patients (M/F: 7/16) of group A (33%) and 12 (M/F: 4/8) of group B (23%) tested positive for at least one type of thyroid antibody. The difference was not statistically significant. Thyroid disease or altered serum TSH levels (requiring treatment) were present in 39% of groupA and 42% of group B seropositive patients. In conclusion, the present study shows that CU, either of known cause or idiopathic, is more common in females than in males and is significantly associated with thyroid autoimmunity, These results were not expected on the assumption that autoimmune phenomena are a specific pattern of idiopathic CU. Thus, screening for thyroid autoimmunity and function is advisable in all patients with CU for the earlyidentification of patients requiring either treatment of underlying thyroid dysfunction or follow-up.

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