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Levels of autoantibodies (antithyrotropin-receptor antibodies, antithyroid peroxidase antibodies, and antithyroglobulin antibodies) have been found to increase after seasonal exacerbation of AR, but they might serve as a marker of immune system stimulation rather than clinical exacerbation of thyroid disease.
Other tests that may be used to evaluate patients with thyroid disorders include antithyroglobulin antibodies, antithyroid peroxidase antibodies, free T4 index ([FT.
Hashimoto thyroiditis was diagnosed based on the presence of goiter, TgAbs and/or antithyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAbs), thyroid lymphocytic infiltration on cytology, and where available, thyroid ultrasound findings suggestive of chronic thyroiditis.
3] Thyroxine-binding globulin Thyroglobulin Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins Antithyroglobulin antibodies Antithyroid peroxidase antibodies TABLE 2 Factors and Conditions That Alter Thyroxine Binding Globulin (TBG) Levels Increase TBG Level Decrease TBG Level Congenital Congenital Pregnancy Androgens Oral estrogens Nephrotic syndrome Estrogen-secreting tumors Cirrhosis Acute hepatitis L-asparaginase Primary biliary cirrhosis Glucocorticoids Narcotics (heroin, methadone, hydrocodone) Clofibrate 5-fluorouracil Acute intermittent porphyria TABLE 3.
Both were from iodine-sufficient areas and tested positive for antithyroid peroxidase antibodies and negative for antithyroglobulin antibodies.