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Hepatitis C virus antibodies and Graves' disease

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:128
  1. Oriana Leri,
  2. Maria Teresa Sinopoli,
  3. Maria Anna Di Prima,
  4. Anna Di Prima
  1. Researcher Doctor Researcher Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy
  2. Associate professor Department of Internal Medicine, University “La Sapienza”

    EDITOR,—J C Duclos-Vallee and colleagues have reported a high prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus in patients affected by Hashimoto's thyroiditis,1 and Tran et al have described two cases of the same association.2 In response to these reports we studied the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies and viraemia in the serum of 39 patients (3 male) with a mean age of 46 years who had various autoimmune thyroid diseases: 18 (3 male) had Graves' …

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