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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Ophthalmology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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