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Thyrotoxicosis and Giant-Cell Arteritis

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5916.408 (Published 25 May 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:408
  1. R. D. Thomas,
  2. D. N. Croft

    Abstract

    In a retrospective survey we found that five (8·5%) out of 59 women with giant-cell arteritis had a history of thyrotoxicosis. This was significantly higher than in a control group of patients. Giant-cell arteritis and thyrotoxicosis occurred simultaneously in two cases. Knowledge of this association is of clinical use and is further evidence for an immunological basis for giant-cell arteritis.