Table 2

Laboratory test results from eight girls with chronic urticaria and thyroid autoimmunity, taken from a cohort of 187 patients

Patient no.TSH (mIU/l)Thyroxine (pmol/l)Anti-TPO (IU/ml)Anti-Tg (IU/ml)ANAAnti-DNAC3 (mg/dl)
Tg, thyroglobulin; ND, not done.
*Increased levels of antithyroid antibodies and TSH detected during the initial work up.
†Increased levels of antithyroid antibodies detected five years after onset of urticaria; this patient also had increased levels of anti-GAD antibodies.
‡Increased levels of antithyroid antibodies and TSH detected five years after onset of urticaria.
§Hashimoto thyroiditis diagnosed three years prior to chronic urticaria. On thyroxine treatment at evaluation.
1*40.29.2132.935.7NegativeNDND
23.0712.210514NegativeND113
31.2513.626296NegativeND125
4†0.90172451331:16016%72
5‡10.31487016051:8010%87
0.8515.71076561:40ND106
72202485991:40ND116
83.215.4703331:16012%143
Normal range0.4–410.5–25.7<75<150<20%125 ± 25