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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2006 June;165(3):133-6

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Sjögren’s syndrome associated with Hashi-moto’s thyroiditis and progressive Graves’ ophthalmopathy

Panchovska M. 1, Vasileva V. 2, Hadjieva T. 2, Atanassova P. 3

1 Department of Internal Diseases, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 2 Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospital-Queen Giovanna, Sofia, Bulgaria; 3 Department of Neurology, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


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The primary Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands with basic clinical manifestations of xerostomia and xerophthalmia. Some patients may develop a concomitant autoimmune thyroid disease - more frequently Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Bazedow- Graves’ disease. We report an interesting and rare case report of a woman with a combination of three autoimmune diseases primary Sjögren’s syndrome, Hashomoto’s chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis and Graves’ ophtalmopathy.

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