Thyroid Screening Advised for Some Kids with Alopecia Areata

(MedPage Today) -- Those with atopy, Down syndrome, and familial history may be at increased risk
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To the Editor In their recent article inJAMA Dermatology, Patel et al describe the prevalence of thyroid disorders among subgroups of children with alopecia areata (eg, those with Down syndrome), and interpret the findings as justification for screening such children. Unfortunately, the authors did not attempt to exclude children presenting with symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (eg, heat or cold intolerance, fatigue, growth abnormalities). Indeed, a category of thyroid dysfunction among the 59 patients with abnormal results was “subclinical thyroid dysfunction,” implying that the other patients may have had clin...
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In Reply We appreciate the interest of Drs Rustagi and Weiss in our proposed screening guidelines for thyroid function in children with alopecia. We have noted that many blood tests are performed in children with alopecia areata who have no symptoms outside of their hair loss, and so the goal of our article was to suggest a reduction in the number of patients who are being screened for thyroid disease when they present with alopecia areata. We stand by our conclusions that the specific subpopulation of patients who have both alopecia areata and trisomy 21 should undergo thyroid screening at the occurrence of new-onset alop...
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