Thirty-two consecutive patients presenting with Graves' disease were divided into two groups, black (Group I) and non-black (Group II), and observed for the occurrence of hyperpigmentation. The overall incidence of hyperpigmentation in subjects with Graves' disease was 38 percent, with 12 of 14 Group I patients and 0 of 18 Group II patients demonstrating this finding. Serum thyroxine was higher in Group I than in Group II. We conclude that hyperpigmentation is common in black patients with Graves' disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Thyroidology / A.P.R.I.M|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|