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Thyroid function in haemochromatosis.
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PMID:  15732233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In hereditary haemochromatosis (HH), the thyroid gland is the site of substantial iron deposition. However, there have been relatively few reported cases of thyroid dysfunction in HH. AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of thyroid disorders in a large group of patients with HH. METHODS: A variety of endocrine investigations were undertaken including thyroid function tests and thyroid antibody studies. RESULTS: A total of 154 consecutive patients (123 male, 31 female) were studied. One case of primary hypothyroidism was identified, giving a prevalence of 0.6%. Subclinical hypothyroidism was identified in two females, giving a prevalence of 1.3%. Iatrogenic hypothyroidism was identified in two other cases. No case of hyperthyroidism was identified. CONCLUSION: Thyroid dysfunction is an uncommon occurrence in patients with HH.
M S Murphy; C H Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  173     ISSN:  0021-1265     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:    2004 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-28     Completed Date:  2005-04-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Endocrinology, South Infirmary, Victoria Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Hemochromatosis / complications*
Middle Aged
Thyroid Diseases / complications*

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