Autoimmune Disorders in POTS Patients

A recent study published in Lupus has looked at the prevalence of autoimmune markers and autoimmune disorders in postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) patients. In the study, the medical records of 100 POTS patients were reviewed to identify the presence of antinuclear antibodies, other autoimmunity markers and co-morbid autoimmune diseases.

It was found that, when compared to the general population, POTS patients had a significantly higher prevalence of autoimmune markers and autoimmune disorders. One in four POTS patients was shown to have antinuclear antibodies, one in five was shown to have an autoimmune disorder, and one in nine had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

The abstract of the study can be read online, with the full article behind a paywall. The differences between POTS and ME/CFS are discussed here.

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