Thyroid Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Alagammai, PL (2008) Thyroid Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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CONCLUSIONS: There is a high prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity in individuals with type 1 diabetes. A subset of patients develops thyroid dysfunction. • Prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity as indicated by TPOA positivity is more than that seen among general population. • Prevalence of hypothyroidism is more than that seen among general population. (last two interpretations are based on comparisons done using standard publications15) • Most of the patients develop subclinical form of the disease thus reducing the possibility of clinical suspicion. • Gender, age and duration of diabetes may or may not have a significant association with autoimmune thyroid disease. • In summary, our study confirms the association between autoimmune hypothyroidism and type 1 diabetes and suggests that all subjects with type 1 diabetes, particularly those with positive TPO antibodies, should undergo annual screening by serum TSH measurement to detect asymptomatic thyroid dysfunction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid Disorders ; Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:54
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 16:43

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