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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 292--294

Autoimmune thyroiditis perdating the presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus: Two cases and a review of literature

Department of Dermatology, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhay I Ahluwalia
Classified Specialist Medicine and Endocrinologist, INHS Asvini, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 17656975

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Autoimmune diseases are commonly encountered in dermatology practice. While the association of two autoimmune diseases in the same individual is not unknown, it is relatively rare for the second disease to be suspected based on cutaneous manifestations. We present two such cases wherein cutaneous manifestations were the first clue to the development of lupus erythematosus in a setting of autoimmune thyroiditis. Further, we have reviewed literature on this uncommon occurrence and discuss various aspects of this association.

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