Thyroid Dysfunctions in a Sample of Egyptian Children and Adolescents with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Relation to Disease Activity and Duration.
Egypt J Immunol 2016 Jun;23(2):65-73
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease affects any organ of the body, including the thyroid gland. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism have been found in SLE patients more frequently than general population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of autoimmune thyroid dysfunctions in juvenile SLE and its relation to disease activity and duration. Read More