Thyroid Hormones Pattern in Preeclampsia.
Keywords:Preeclampsia (PE), thyrotropin (TSH), Total thyroxine (tT4), Total triiodothyronine (tT3), free triiodothyronine (fT3) and free thyroxine (fT4).
Objectives: To assess thyroid hormones pattern in preeclampsia in third trimester, in our Pakistani population (Punjab). Methods| It was a Comparative cross- sectional study. Thyroid hormones; namely thyrotropin (TSH), Total triiodothyronine (tT3), free triiodothyronine (fT3), Total thyroxine (tT4) and free thyroxine (fT4) were evaluated by enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA) in 17 diagnosed preeclamptic subjects with 16 number of matched normotensive pregnant subjects. Data was entered in the form of a questionnaire and analyzed by using version SPSS 17. Results| In this study the mean TSH concentration was 100% higher in preeclamptic subjects as compared to normotensive pregnant subjects, whereas Mean of tT3, tT4, fT3 and fT4were lower when compared between healthy normotensive pregnant and preeclamptic women but no significant difference was seen between both the groups. Conclusion| This study shows statistically non-significant increase in TSH levels and decrease in total and free T3 and T4 levels of PE as compared to the normotensive pregnant subjects.
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