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Rosita Fontes, Claudia Regina Coeli, Fernanda Aguiar, Mario Vaisman
BACKGROUND: Studies based on laboratory data about thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) reference interval (RI) show conflicting results regarding the importance of using specific values by age groups with advancing age. Retrospective laboratory data or non-specific criteria in the selection of subjects to be studied may be factors leading to no clear conclusions. The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that TSH and FT4 have specific RI for subjects over 60 to 80 years...
2013: Thyroid Research
José Luís Metello, Margarita González, Rosário Eusébio, Vítor Rocha
Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is an uncommon disease, characterized by a diffuse inflammation of the orbit in a bilateral and asymmetric pattern, causing proptosis and swelling of the eyelids and conjuntiva. In 90% of the patients it is associated with Graves' disease, however it may occur with hipothyroidism or even without thyroid disease. During its course spontaneous remission or exacerbations are common, evolving independently from the thyroid disease, most often without serious complications for the patient, being blindness the worse of them, in 1% of the cases...
July 2004: Acta Médica Portuguesa
A L Iglesias, M M Rodríguez, F D Trancho, R F Jiménez
A case of primary congenital hipothyroidism, with acentuated symptoms of myxdema together with great psychic and physical deficiency, is referred to. The out standing clinical findings were an increase in pubic hair and sings to right ventricular hypertrophy, whose pathogeny is commented. The clinical evolution after three years of treatment, and the necessity of begining treatment as early as possible so as to obtain greater efficiency in the recuperation of psychic deficency, is also referred to.
September 1973: Revista de Medicina de la Universidad de Navarra
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