Dogra, Alka; Dua, Aman; Singh, Parminder
April 2006
Indian Journal of Dermatology;2006, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p96
Academic Journal
The association of thyroid disorders with skin manifestations is complex. Both hypothryoidism and hyperthyroidism are known to cause these changes. In order to study this association of skin changes in relation to hypothyroidism, a study was carried out in the outpatients department of Dermatology of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, over a period of 3 months from Jan-March 2005. Thirty two patients were enrolled in the study and parameters were noted regarding history, general symptoms, cutaneous signs and associated diseases. We found gain in weight (71.85%) and lethargy (65.62%) to be the most common complaints. On cutaneous examination, dry, coarse texture of the skin (56%), pigmentary disorders (37.5%) and telogen effluvium (40.62%) were the most common findings. Other associated disorders were vitiligo, melasma, pemphigus, alopecia areata, xanthelasma palpebrarum, etc.


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