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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-24

Thyroid dysfunction in patients of hemorrhagic stroke

Department of Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Apurva Pande
Department of Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.159531

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Introduction: Alteration in the thyroid profile has been associated with occurrence of stroke. A lot of work is being done all over the world in order to establish a link between the two events. Materials and Methods: In the present study the variation in the thyroid profile of the patients presenting within 48 hrs of an acute hemorrhagic stroke were studied. Results: Of the 185 patients included in the study, 124 had nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS), 35 were euthyroid, 15 were hyperthyroid, eight had subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), and three had hypothyroidism. A low free triiodothyronine (FT3) level was associated with unfavorable outcome as accessed by the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) scoring. Conclusion: In the present study involving patients of acute hemorrhagic stroke, high mortality rates were observed in patients with a low FT3 and free thyroxine (FT4).

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