Association between Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Severe Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Patil, Navin A and Rao, Karthik N and Rao, Raghavendra and Sheshadri, Shubha and Avinash, A and Venkatesh, Anusha (2016) Association between Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Severe Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 314-318. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract

This study was undertaken to assess the less-known association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severity of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Among 35 diabetic patients who were subclinically hypothyroid, 20 (57.1%) had retinopathy as compared to 21 patients (30%) in the euthyroid group, which was significant (p=0.011). SCH was also significantly associated with severe diabetic retinopathy (p<0.001). Also, there were differences in TSH levels in different stages of retinopathy. As the level of TSH was increasing, the severity of retinopathy was also increasing. There was a clear association between the thyroid status and the diabetic retinopathy status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thyroid; Diabetes mellitus; Retina
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 09:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145990

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