King Khalid Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Diabetes Metab
Background: Thyroid hormone act as an vital factor of development and growth, and in adults plays. critical part in the regulation of the function and metabolism of virtually every organ system. Therefore, the objective of this study was to identify the common pattern of thyroid pathologic changes in northern Saudi Arabia and its related metabolic changes. Methodology: Seventy seven referred Saudi patients diagnosed as having thyroid disorders based on clinical information, laboratory and radiological testing were included. Results: Of the 77 patients, 14/77(18.2%) were diagnosed as having hyperthyroidism and 63/77(81.8%) were diagnosed as having hypothyroidism. Of the 14 patients with hyperthyroidism 10/14 (71.4%) were males and 4/14(28.6%) were females. Of the 63 patients with hypothyroidism, 4/63 (6.3%) were males and 59/63(93.7%) were females. Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is prevalent pattern of thyroid disorder in northern Saudi Arabia, particularly and females. Knowledge of various factors influencing thyroid dysfunction can help in interpreting the results of such studies in. better way.
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