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Some Biochemical Changes in Goitrous Patients

Author: Al-Samerraie A. K
Journal: Mustansiriya Medical Journal مجلة المستنصرية الطبية ISSN: 20701128 22274081 Year: 2006 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 50-55
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Abstract

Hundred goitrous patients (forty-seven males and fifty-three females) with various thyroid diseases, in addition to twenty-five control subjects (seventeen females and eight males) were enrolled in this study. Depending on the thyroid function tests, with clinical signs and symptoms, the patients were divided into three main groups [Euthroid (33 patients), hypothyroid (30 patients) and hyperthyroid (37 patients]. The results of this study showed significant reduction of serum potassium, while serum calcium and sodium showed significant increment in hyperthyroid patients compared to control subjects (p < 0.01), (0.001) respectively.In addition to that, the data showed significant elevation of serum potassium, while serum calcium and sodium showed significant lowering in hyperthyroid patients in comparison to those control subjects (p < 0.01((p < 0.001), respectively.

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Goitre --- chemical changes

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