Volume : VI, Issue : V, May - 2016

A Study on Prevalence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in the first degree female relatives of hypothyroid patients

Dr Aditya Venkata Swamy N, Dr Uma M A

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 Introduction:Subclinical hypothyroidism is mainly diagnosed by laboratory results as there are no presenting clinical signs and symptoms. There are only a few studies done on prevalence and patterns of age distributions of subclinical hypothyroidism in India. Research design & Aim: This hospital based cross sectional study was done to estimate the prevalence and distribution of subclinical hypothyroidism in the first degree female relatives of hypothyroidism patients in a rural setting at PESIMSR, Kuppam ,AP, India. First degree female relatives 45 of hypothyroid patients of 18 years and more were selected and investigated for subclinical hypothyroid by estimating T3, T4 and TSH by Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay. Observations: Subclinical hypothyroidism was diagnosed in 17(37.7%) patients and 2(4.4%) patients were found to be hypothyroid patients. CONCLUSION: The present study has revealed that the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in the first degree females of hypothyroid patient is 37.7% and overt hypothyroidism was found in 4.4%.

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Dr Aditya venkata swamy N, Dr Uma M A A Study on Prevalence of Subclinical Hypothyroidism in the first degree female relatives of hypothyroid patients Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.6, Issue : 5 MAY 2016


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