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Ayse Arduc, Bercem Aycicek Dogan, Sevgi Bilmez, Narin Imga Nasiroglu, Mazhar Muslum Tuna, Serhat Isik, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
OBJECTIVE: Some similar factors, such as genetic susceptibility and subinflammation/autoimmunity, contribute to development of both polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), suggesting a potential pathogenic link between the two common disorders. In this study, we investigated the relationship between PCOS and HT, considering the possible effect of PCOS-related hormonal and metabolic factors on thyroid autoimmunity. METHODS: Eighty-six reproductive-age women diagnosed with PCOS according to Rotterdam criteria and 60 age-BMI matched control women were included in the study...
2015: Endocrine Research
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