Iranian Journal of Dermatology

Vol. 4, No. 14, Winter 2001
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Thyroid disorders in patients with Vitiligo
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Background: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder of the skin, which has been reported in association with thyroid disorders. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess thyroid disorders in vitiligo patients. Patients and Methods: In this case-control study, thyroid function tests were evaluated in seventy patients with vitiligo and compared with a control group. Results: Nine of seventy patients with vitiligo (12.9%) and one of controls (1.4%) had abnormal thyroid function tests. Conclusion: Thyroid disorders are more common in vitiligo.

Keywords: Vitiligo, Thyroid disorder, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism

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