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The prevalence of thyroid disease and thyroid autoantibodies was evaluated in 367 patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and/or giant cell arteritis (GCA). Thirty-seven patients had antibodies to thyroid microsomes or thyroglobulin; 18 had hypothyroidism requiring thyroxine replacement therapy. The prevalence of hypothyroidism (4.9%) was significantly greater than that found in 84 control subjects.


Journal article


Br J Rheumatol

Publication Date





349 - 351


Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Autoantibodies, Autoimmune Diseases, England, Female, Giant Cell Arteritis, Humans, Hypothyroidism, Male, Microsomes, Middle Aged, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, Thyroglobulin, Thyroid Gland