Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

+44 1300 500008

Bair H

College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

  • Research Article   
    Thyroid Eye Disease not Associated with the Risk for Uveitis: A 13-Year Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan
    Author(s): Lin CJ*, Tien PT, Lai CT, Chang CH*, Hsia NY, Lin JM, Yang YC, Bair H, Chen HS and Tsai YY

    Purpose: To investigate whether patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) are at increased risk of uveitis. Methods: Data was collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance system and included patients newly diagnosed with TED from 2000 to 2012. The endpoint of interest was a diagnosis of uveitis. Results: 444 patients with TED yielding1,776 matched comparisons revealed that patients with TED were found to have no significantly higher risk for developing uveitis. When comparison of TED and non-TED group was stratified by gender, and age, the association of TED and uveitis was also not significant. Conclusion: TED is characterized as an extraocular inflammatory disease and uveitis is an intraocular inflammation. In the largest study of TED in uveitis to date, our finding.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-7948.20.09.239

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