Renal dysfunction manifesting in subclinical hypothyroidism—a possible role for thyroxine

Asim, Muhammad; El Esnawi, Mohammad
June 2010
NDT Plus;Jun2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p282
Academic Journal
Case Study
Renal dysfunction, both acute and chronic, is a recognized association of overt hypothyroidism. We describe a patient who developed renal dysfunction at the stage of subclinical hypothyroidism. We emphasize that renal dysfunction is a reflection of tissue hypothyroidism, dissociated with the severity of biochemical hypothyroidism and can manifest in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. This report also makes a case for thyroxine therapy if an alternative cause of renal dysfunction is not found in a patient with subclinical hypothyroidism.


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