FREQUENCY OF HYPERURICEMIA IN THYROID DYSFUNCTION

Hyperuricemia

  • Sanober Hameed Chemical Pathology, Army Medical College Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Najam Us Sahar Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Rizwan Hashim Army Medical College/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Aisha Ayyub Army Medical College/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Salman Ali Army Medical College/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Thyroid dysfunction, Uric acid, Hyperuricemia

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of hyperuricemia in patients with thyroid dysfunction.
Study Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Chemical Pathology, Army Medical College Rawalpindi, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad and Military Hospital (MH) Rawalpindi, from Apr 2013 to Jun 2014.
Results: Among the fifty five participants, 16 (29.1%) were male while 39 (70.9%) were females. Mean age of the subjects was 45.49 ± 16.7 years in this study. Hyperuricemia was observed in seventeen (30.9%) individuals with thyroid dysfunction. Mean serum uric acid level was found to be 418.3 ± 147 µmol/l in participants.
Material and Methods: Fifty five individuals with thyroid dysfunction were included in this study. Detailed history was recorded on a questionnaire, blood samples were collected and serum total tri-iodothyronine (T3), free thyroxine (T4), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and uric acid levels were measured.
Conclusion: High frequency of hyperuricemia occurs in patients with thyroid dysfunction. Therefore in patients presenting with thyroid dysfunction, evaluation of underlying hyperuricemia should be considered by the clinicians.

 

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Published
2018-10-30
How to Cite
Hameed, S., Sahar, N. U., Hashim, R., Ayyub, A., & Ali, S. (2018). FREQUENCY OF HYPERURICEMIA IN THYROID DYSFUNCTION. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 68(3), 585-88. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/390
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