PALM BEACH, FLA. — There is a high prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis in women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to a prospective study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association.
The study showed a threefold higher prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), compared with controls. “All patients with PCOS should be screened for autoimmune thyroiditis, even without evidence of overt thyroid dysfunction,” said study investigator Dr. Onno E. Janssen of the University of Essen (Germany).
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Title: Thyroiditis rate three-fold higher with PCOS: prospective study .(Women’s Health)
Author: Damian McNamara
Publication: Family Practice News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: March 1, 2004
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 34 Issue: 5 Page: 75(1)
Distributed by Thompson Gale
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