Graves' Disease Associated with Alopecia Areata Developing after Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Asik M., Binnetoglu E., Sen H., TEKELİ Z., Uysal F., Ukinc K.

JOURNAL OF NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL, vol.80, no.6, pp.467-469, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1272/jnms.80.467
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-469
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis are the most common autoimmune thyroid diseases. Hypothyroidism can develop in patients with Graves' disease, either spontaneously or as a result of radioactive iodine therapy or surgery. However, it is rare for patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis to subsequently develop Graves' disease. We report a case of alopecia areata associated with Graves' disease in a 41-year-old woman who had previously been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease associated with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disorders, anemia, and other skin disorders.