Thyroid dysfunction and uveitis

L. B. Cantor, J. C. Weber, T. F. Schlaegel

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Abstract

In 544 patients with uveitis, those with presumptive diagnosis of toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, toxocariasis, and 'unknown' had significant hypothyroidism (defined as a thyroxine level below 5.3 μg/dL). Those with diagnoses of histoplasmosis, syphilis, rheumatoid arthritis, Fuchs' heterochromic iridocyclitis, serpiginious choroiditis, or HLA B27 did not have such low levels. No diagnostic entities showed significant hyperthyroidism (defined as a thyroxine level of 12.0 μg/dL or more). All results were based on thyroxine levels; further studies should employ more modern techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume14
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Cantor, L. B., Weber, J. C., & Schlaegel, T. F. (1982). Thyroid dysfunction and uveitis. Annals of Ophthalmology, 14(6), 515-517.