Biochemical studies on the relationship between hypothyroidism and/or some Rheumatic diseases
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Sixty seven patients were selected and divided into four groups according to their clinical condition covering normal controls, hypothyroid patients suffering from both hypothyroidism and rheumatic disorders and rheumatic patients. Eighteen parameters which were considered of importance in disclosing the relationship between thyroid disorders and rheumatic diseases were determined. This study elucidated that no relationship exists between hypothyroidism and some rheumatic diseases, but the existence of false relationship may be due to the ingestion of corticosteroids and antirheumatic drugs. Sixteen newly significant correlations are reported.