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Lesson from inappropriate TSH-receptor antibody measurement in hypothyroidism: case series and literature review

Arnaud Jannin ORCID logo, Lucas Peltier, Michèle d’Herbomez, Frédérique Defrance, Sophie Marcelli, Adrien Ben Hamou, Linda Humbert, Jean-Louis Wémeau, Marie-Christine Vantyghem and Stéphanie Espiard

Corresponding authors: Marie-Christine Vantyghem, MD, PhD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, CHU Lille, F-59000, Lille, France; and Dr. Stéphanie Espiard, MD, PhD, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, CHU Lille, 1, Rue Polonovski, 59037 Lille, France, Phone: +33 (0)3 2 0444 535, Fax: +33 (0)3 2 0446 985


The authors thank Janet Ratziu for the proofreading of the English version letter.

  1. Author contributions: AJ and SE wrote the paper, collected data and searched the literature. MD and LP performed the biological assays. SE, LG, FD, SM, JLW, and MCV examined the patients. SE and MCV supervised the work. All authors interpreted the data and contributed to the final version of the manuscript. All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

  6. Author disclosure statement: The authors have nothing to disclose concerning this study.


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Received: 2019-01-26
Accepted: 2019-02-06
Published Online: 2019-03-08
Published in Print: 2019-08-27

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