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Association of thyroid autoantibodies with moyamoya-type cerebrovascular disease: a prospective study.
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PMID:  19926842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the association between thyroid autoantibodies and moyamoya disease (MMD) in patients with an apparent euthyroid state. METHODS: We prospectively studied angiographically diagnosed patients with MMD. We compared demographic profiles, thyroid function test, and thyroid autoantibody status between MMD and control groups. RESULTS: A total of 63 patients with MMD, 71 patients with non-MMD stroke, and 200 healthy control subjects were included. The prevalence of elevated thyroid autoantibodies was higher in the MMD group than in other groups (P<0.01 for MMD versus non-MMD; P<0.001 for MMD versus control subjects). After adjusting for covariates, the elevated thyroid autoantibodies (OR, 4.871; 95% CI, 1.588 to 15.277) and smoking habits (OR, 0.206 for current smoker; 95% CI, 0.054 to 0.786) were independently associated with MMD versus non-MMD stroke. CONCLUSIONS: Elevated thyroid autoantibodies were frequently observed in patients with MMD. The results of the present study suggest that immune aberrancies associated with or underlying thyroid autoimmunity are also playing a role in developing MMD.
Suk Jae Kim; Kwang Gi Heo; Hee Young Shin; Oh Young Bang; Gyeong-Moon Kim; Chin-Sang Chung; Keon Ha Kim; Pyoung Jeon; Jong Soo Kim; Seung-Chyul Hong; Kwang Ho Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1524-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-29     Completed Date:  2010-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / biosynthesis,  blood*
Cohort Studies
Middle Aged
Moyamoya Disease / blood*,  diagnosis
Prospective Studies
Thyroid Function Tests / methods
Thyroid Hormones / blood*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Autoantibodies; 0/Thyroid Hormones

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