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Multiple sclerosis and thyroid gland diseases

Kalina Drenska


Multiple sclerosis (MS) often presents with accompanying diseases. Thyroid gland pathology is not a rare finding in MS patients. Among a hospital cohort of 305 MS patients, 16 females with five thyroid gland diseases were diagnosed during a 14-year period. There were six cases of diffuse goiter, four of postoperative hypothyroidism, three of thyroid adenoma, two of autoimmune thyroiditis, and one of hyperthyroidism. Age characteristics of the patients varied for the specific diseases. We emphasize the need for regular monitoring of the thyroid function in MS patients.


multiple sclerosis; diffuse goiter; autoimmune thyroiditis; thyroid adenoma; postoperative hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; comorbidity

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About The Author

Kalina Drenska
Medical University of Varna

Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, assisstant

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