A CLINICAL STUDY OF CIRRHOSIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THYROID FUNCTION”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 151-161
AbstractBackground-It is known that impaired thyroid function affect the liver function and similarly liver disorders Also affect thyroid function. In this study we looked at the clinical profile of cirrohosis and studied the correlation between cirrhosis and thyroid function.
Methodology- The study was conducted as an observational cross sectional Study on patients with cirrhosis of liver reporting at Department of Medicine, SSMC Rewa (M.P.) during the study period of 15 months i.e. from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2021. Detailed history regarding risk factors, duration of liver disease, history pertaining to its etiology was obtained. Severity of liver disease was assessed using Child Pugh score. All the patients were then subjected to relevant investigations including Serum T3, T4, TSH.
Results-A total of 100 cases of liver cirrhosis were enrolled in our study with mean age of 53.26±12.54 years. We observed a statistically significant association of Child Pugh Score with T3, T4 as well as TSH (p<0.05). We observed a moderate correlation of Child Pugh score with T3 levels and TSH (r=0.452 and
0.311 respectively; p<0.05), and weak correlation was observed with T4 (r=0.240; p<0.05).
Conclusion- In cirrhosis of liver majority of subjects show impaired thyroid functions. Thyroid hormone levels are helpful in assessing the severity as well as course of cirrhosis and among T3,T4,TSH value,TotalT3 faired as better predictor of severity of cirrhosis.
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