Evaluation of hypothyroidism in β-Thalassemia Major

  • Rahman K. Al-Jeboori Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq
  • Shaima'a Dakhel Abdul Hassan Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq
  • Moayed Mahdi Al-Shabbani Maternity and Children Teaching Hospital, Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq


The aim of this study was to determine the status of hypothyroidism in a group of patients with b-thalassemia major & to know the correlation between thyroid function and the degree of iron overload represented by S. ferritin level .The cross-sectional study did 100 cases of b-thalassemia major, 50 patient >10 years of age and 50 patient between 5-10 years of age by using the principle of measuring T3, T4, TSH, and serum ferritin combines an enzyme immunoassay competition with a final fluorescent method (ELFA).A total number of patient 100, 50 patient >10yr. of age 5 cases (10%) with elevated TSH 5-10µIU/ml & normal T4 who diagnosed as subclinical hypothyroidism and 2cases (4%) with elevated TSH & low T4 who diagnosed as overt hypothyroidism. While another group 50 patient [age < 10 years] of them only there are 4 cases (8%) of subclinical hypothyroidism. Patients with lack of clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism sometimes involved subclinical cases. Standard follow-up for early recognition and appropriate, managements of this complication might make the patient’s life better.

Keywords: -thalassemia major, hypothyroidism, TSH


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Rahman K. Al-Jeboori, Shaima’a Dakhel Abdul Hassan, & Moayed Mahdi Al-Shabbani. (2017). Evaluation of hypothyroidism in β-Thalassemia Major. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(4), 792-797. Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/778
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