Acquired Ichthyosis and Hypertrichosis due to Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Therapeutic Response to Thyroxine Replacement
Article first published online: 27 SEP 2005
Volume 22, Issue 5, pages 447–449, September 2005
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Brazzelli, V., Prestinari, F., Barbagallo, T., Bellani, E., Calcaterra, V., Larizza, D., Lauriola, M. M. and Borroni, G. (2005), Acquired Ichthyosis and Hypertrichosis due to Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Therapeutic Response to Thyroxine Replacement. Pediatric Dermatology, 22: 447–449. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.00114.x
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 27 SEP 2005
Abstract: Thyroid diseases may be associated with a wide variety of dermatologic disorders. We report a 15-year-old girl with acquired ichthyosis and hypertrichosis associated with hypothyroidism resulting from autoimmune thyroiditis. Her skin lesions progressively resolved after 8 months of replacement therapy with L-thyroxine. This result supports the hypothesis that hypothyroidism in our patient can be directly related to the pathogenesis of acquired ichthyosis and hypertrichosis.