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A Case of Graves' Disease Associated with Alopecia areata.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(2):246-252.
Published online February 28, 1988.
A Case of Graves' Disease Associated with Alopecia areata.
O Y Lee, U C Yang, H J Park, M J Shin
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea
원형탈모증이 동반된 Graves병 1례
이옥엽, 양의종, 박호진, 신미자
서울적십자병원 소아과
Received: 10 August 1987
Graves, disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism during childhood. A case of a 14-year-old girl with goiter and generalized alopecia areata with the subjective symptoms such as profuse sweating, heat intolerance and nervousness. Thyroid hormonal assays by radioimmunoassay, thyroid scanning and thyroid needle biopsy were consistent with hyperthyroidism. TBII (TSH-binding inhibiting IgG) was postivie (33.5%). After 2 months' treatment with propylthiouracil thyroid function test was normalized and some improvement of alopecia areata was noted. It suggested the possible correlation of Graves' disease and alopecia areata.
Key Words: Graves' disease, Alopecia areata, TBII

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