A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE THYROID FUNCTION IN SERO POSITIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Keywords:NAFLD, TSH, T3, T4.
Background: The thyroid dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis is well-known but unfortunately there are only few studies available in our country to assess the thyroid function in RA patients.
Methods: It was a Hospital based observational, descriptive study . Upgraded department of General Medicine, SMS Medical College and AttachedHospitals, (Jaipur).
Results: Maximum patients 208(80.00%) are euthyroid followed by 28(10.77%) are overt - hypothyroidism, 22(8.46%) subclinical hypothyroidism and 2 patients (0.77%) are subclinical hyperthyroidism patients
Conclusion: Prevalence of thyroid dysfunctions in rheumatoid arthritis is high and associated with thyroid autoimmunity and suggested that allrheumatoid arthritis patients should go for thyroid functions. Hence, it is advisable to screen the patients of rheumatoid arthritis for thyroid dysfunction so that early identification and treatment can provide a healthier life ahead.
Keywords: NAFLD, TSH, T3, T4.
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