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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
FERNANDES, Nurimar Conceição and CAMPOS, Márcia Maria Cajueiro. Childhood vitiligo and thyroid disease. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.2, pp. 200-202. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000200017.
The association of vitiligo / thyroid disease in childhood is debatable; 50 children with vitiligo and 40 without it were submitted to serum dosage of antithyroid antibodies and thyrostimulating hormone. One case (test group) and one control showed a serum titer of TSH above the normal limit; vitiligo did not represent a greater risk for thyroid disease.
Keywords : Antibodies; Child; Thyroid gland; Thyrotropin; Vitiligo.