The higher incidence of autoimmune thyroid disease in prolactinomas than in somatotrophinomas

Dogansen S. C. , Selcukbiricik O. S. , Bilir B. E. , Yarman S.

GROWTH HORMONE & IGF RESEARCH, vol.29, pp.45-49, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ghir.2016.04.004
  • Title of Journal : GROWTH HORMONE & IGF RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-49


Objective: Many studies have shown that prolactin (PRL) plays an important role in autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to compare the current frequency of autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) in prolactinomas with another type of functional pituitary adenoma (FPA), somatotrophinoma. Another aim of the study was to evaluate possible factors related to thyroid autoimmunity and, the process of ATD in FPAs.