Methimazole 5 mg twice a day was again initiated and the preliminary investigations revealed that thyroid receptor antibody was <1 IU/L (normal < 1) and antithyroid peroxidase antibody
was < 10 IU/mL (normal [less than or equal to] 40).
In particular patients should be evaluated for thyroid disease by checking both thyroid stimulating hormone and antithyroid peroxidase antibody
DeGroot, "Antithyroid peroxidase antibody
in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease: possible identity with antimicrosomal antibody," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, vol.
Existence of antithyroid peroxidase antibody
(Anti TPO Ab) was lower in RA patients (20% vs.
Many believe that the body of evidence has reached a critical point, and in recent years, new findings on the potential impact of subclinical hypothyroidism and the presence of thyroid antibodies (particularly antithyroid peroxidase antibody
) in euthyroid women only underscore the need for concern.