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, cilt.80, ss.467-469, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 80 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1272/jnms.80.467
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NIPPON MEDICAL SCHOOL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.467-469

Özet

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.