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A 32-year-old woman is referred to you by her dermatologist for further evaluation. She developed these changes gradually in the last year.
Her hands are seen in Figure. What other associated disease is most likely?

(A) acquired immune deficiency syndrome(AIDS)
(B) Addison’s disease
(C) lymphoma
(D) primary biliary cirrhosis
(E) Hashimoto’s thyroiditis



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ans ...E ..... autoimmune .......
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(E) Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
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E Hashimotos thyroiditis..

Vitiligo is autoimmune conditon so look for other autoimmune condition ..Hashimotos..
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hashimoto's thyroiditis??

not sure whether this is vitiligo or not
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confusing.......even addison's disease and PBC are considered autoimmune right???????
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I think it's Hashimoto's thyroiditis!
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I say hashimoto's

Addison and PBC arealso autoimmne but judging from Incidence of disease ill go with the most common one
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Answer (E) Up to 30% of cases of acquired vitiligo are associated with thyroid disease, especially Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It also may occur with
pernicious anemia, diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders. Vitiligo has not been reported with AIDS. Addison’s disease, lymphoma, and biliary cirrhosis can be associated with hyperpigmentation.

And as said by XpaezX- Addison and PBC are also autoimmune but Hashimoto is more common
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