The thyroid gland-running the show behind the scenes – 1.rst part

Authors: Z. Límanová
Authors‘ workplace: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 1. lékařská fakulta, III. interní klinika VFN
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2009; 148: 83-85
Category: Review Article


Diseases of the thyroid gland involve many areas of medicine. The impairment of thyroid gland function affects 4–5% of younger population and more than 10% of the senior population (in ratio of 6–8 women to every man). Thyroid gland defects are mostly of autoimmune origin. The development of various kind of autoimmune disease in specific cases can be anticipatedd or diagnosed in their early stages. This article emphasizes certain connections of autoimmune thyroid gland diseases with diabetology, dermatology, and hematology.

Key words:
thyroid gland, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, thyroid antibodies, diabetes, dermatology, hematology


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