SYSTEMIC DISORDERS WITH RHEUMATIC MANIFESTATIONS: Edited by John Stone and Arezou KhosroshahiAutoimmune thyroid diseaseStathatos, Nikolaos; Daniels, Gilbert H. Author Information Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Correspondence to Nikolaos Stathatos, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 15 Parkman Street, WACC 730S, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Tel: +1 617 726 3872; fax: +1 617 726 9505; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Rheumatology: January 2012 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - p 70-75 doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32834ddb27 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITDs) are the most common organ-specific autoimmune disorders. The genetics as well as clinical and laboratory manifestations of AITDs are reviewed. Recent findings We discuss the association between specific rheumatologic disorders and AITDs and manifestations of AITDs that mimic rheumatologic disorders. The recently discovered common molecular pathways involved in these processes are discussed. Summary AITDs and rheumatologic disorders have significant commonalities both clinically and etiologically. This information is important for rheumatologists and primary care physicians who care for patients with these disorders. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.