A new combination of multiple autoimmune syndrome? Coexistence of vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis

  • Firdevs Topal Clinic of Gastroenterelogy, Çankiri State Hospital, Turkey.
  • Engin Senel | enginsenel@enginsenel.com Clinic of Dermatology,, Çankiri State Hospital, Turkey.
  • Sabiye Akbulut Department of Gastroenterology, Kartal Kosuyolu High Specialty Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Fatih Topal Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Çankiri State Hospital, Turkey.
  • Yasemin Dolek Clinic of Pathology, Çankiri State Hospital, Turkey.

Abstract

The occurrence of three or more autoimmune disorders in one patient defines multiple autoimmune syndrome. The pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune syndrome is not known yet and environmental triggers and genetic susceptibility have been suggested to be involved. Herein, we report a 47-year-old woman who had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, vitiligo and newly diagnosed ulcerative colitis. Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis was confirmed with histopathologic examination. This case presents a new combination of multiple autoimmune syndrome.

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2011-09-15
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Keywords:
multiple autoimmune syndrome, autoimmunity, vitiligo, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune thyroiditis.
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Topal, F., Senel, E., Akbulut, S., Topal, F., & Dolek, Y. (2011). A new combination of multiple autoimmune syndrome? Coexistence of vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis. Dermatology Reports, 3(2), e19. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e19