Allergen groups Graves'disease (n=149) Hashimoto's thyroiditis (n=110) Controls (n=65) Total
D (dust mite I-II) 33(22, 1%) 25(22, 7%) 7(10, 8%) 65(20, 1%)
T (alder, birch, hazel) 25a(16,8%) 7a (6,4%) 6 (9,2%) 38(11, 7%)
W (mugwort, plantain, ragweed) 35b(20, 1%) 12b(10, 9%) 10(10, 8%) 57(15, 7%)
G (grass-mixture) 30(26, 8%) 14(12, 7%) 7(10, 8%) 51(15, 7%)
E (cat, dog and other epithella, feather-mixture) 40(26, 8%) 23(20, 9%) 19(29, 2%) 82(25, 3%)
M (molds*) 10(6, 7%) 4(3, 6%) 4(6, 2%) 18(5,6%)
Total 149 110 65 324
aP< 0.02 and bP<0.015  *Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosoporium, Penicillium
Table 4: The prevalence of respiratory allergen-specific IgE levels in patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases and controls.