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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206-208

Psoriasis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis in a child with down syndrome

Department of Dermatology, Koç University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Hilal Gokalp
Department of Dermatology, Koç University School of Medicine, Davutpaşa Caddesi No: 4 34010 Topkapı, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.179497

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Down syndrome (DS), or trisomy 21, is the most common chromosomal disorder. DS has been associated with autoimmune diseases including autoimmune thyroiditis, Type 1 diabetes mellitus, celiac disease, autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, alopecia, vitiligo, hypoparathyroidism, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. To our knowledge, we herein report the first concurrence of psoriasis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis in an individual with DS, emphasizing the predisposition of DS individuals to autoimmune diseases.

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