Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Concurrence of Pendred syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, and simple goiter in one family

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Bijayeswar Vaidya, Emeritus Professor Pat Kendall-Taylor


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Pendred syndrome is the autosomal recessively transmitted association of familial goiter and congenital deafness. There is no specific biochemical marker of this disease, and the diagnosis depends upon the demonstration of the triad of congenital sensorineural hearing loss, goiter, and abnormal perchlorate discharge test. Pendred syndrome is caused by mutations within the putative ion transporter gene (PDS gene), located on chromosome 7q. A wide variation in the clinical presentation of this condition, and its well documented phenotypic overlap with other thyroid disorders (such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis), can lead to diagnostic difficulties. The potential for misdiagnosis increases when these disorders occur coincidentally in the same family. We describe a kindred in which Pendred syndrome, autoimmune thyroiditis, and simple goiter coexisted, to highlight these diagnostic pitfalls and to illustrate the use of mutational analysis in resolving diagnostic confusion.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Vaidya B, Coffey R, Coyle B, Trembath R, San Lazaro C, Reardon W, Kendall-Taylor P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Year: 1999

Volume: 84

Issue: 8

Pages: 2736-2738

Print publication date: 01/08/1999

ISSN (print): 0021-972X

ISSN (electronic): 1945-7197

Publisher: The Endocrine Society


DOI: 10.1210/jc.84.8.2736

PubMed id: 10443670


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric