Prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibody high in fibromyalgi
The researchers identified 69 patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD; 37.9 percent). The prevalence of positivity for TRAb was 20.3 percent, TgAb was 16.5 percent, and TPOAb was 13.2 percent. The prevalence of TRAb positivity was high compared to control populations in previous studies, and TRAb titers were low. Compared with previous studies reporting on FMS patients, the prevalence of TPOAb and TgAb positivity were not significantly higher. Identical clinical symptom profiles were seen for FMS patients with and without AITD....