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Research Paper | Medicine and Dentistry | India | Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017
Evaluation of Serum Ferritin Levels in Patients of Primary Hypothyroidism at RIMS, Ranchi Jharkhand
Dr. Anand Kumar  | Dr. Shrishti Dhar Prasad
Abstract: Introduction ferritin is an iron storage protein found in almost all of the body tissue. Low serum ferritin is one of the most overlooked causes of low thyroid function. Serum ferritin levels also have been reported to be altered in patients with thyroid disease. Objectives To evaluate serum ferritin levels in hypothyroid patients and comare it with control individuals. Materials and Method 50 patients and 50 control samples were taken. Serum was separated and serum ferritin and serum TSH levels were estimated by chemiluminescentmicroparticle immunoassay method on ABOTT ARCHITCTi1000SR IMMUNOASSAY machine. Results Serum ferritin levels were found to be significantly reduced in patients with hypothyroidism compared to normal subjects. Conclusion Hypothyroidism is associated with low serum ferritin levels. The estimation of serum ferritin may help in understanding the diagnosis and monitoring of hypothyroid patients.
Keywords: Primary hypothyroidism, TSH, serum ferritin, thyroid
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017,
Pages: 657 - 658
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