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HYPOTHYROIDISM IN MICROSCOPIC POLYANGIITIS

Salem Bouomrani
1Department of Internal medicine. Military Hospital of Gabes. Gabes 6000. Tunisia
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  • Submited: March 14, 2019
  • Published: March 15, 2019

Abstract

Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis affecting principally the small vessels and characterized by a large clinical polymorphism with multiple and varied visceral involvement. Theoretically a preferred target because of its vascular wealth, the thyroid gland is still poorly studied during this vasculitis. Thyroid disorders, and particularly hypothyroidism, associated to MPA was only reported as sporadic cases, thus their exact mechanisms, signification, and eventually prognostic implications are not well known.

The aim of this paper is to review thyroid dysfunctions, particularly hypothyroidism, associated with MPA with focus on their epidemiological, therapeutic and evolutionary characteristics, their possible pathogenic mechanisms as well as their prognostic implications.

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Bouomrani, S. (2019). HYPOTHYROIDISM IN MICROSCOPIC POLYANGIITIS. Jmcrr, 2(3). Retrieved from http://jmcrr.info/index.php/jmcrr/article/view/50
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