FREQUENCY OF UNDIAGNOSED THYROID DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTER

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Rab Nawaz Khan
Raza Ullah
Ibrar Ahmad
Tahir Ghaffar

Abstract

Objective: To find out the frequency of undiagnosed thyroid disorders in pa- tients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Methodology: It was a descriptive study. One hundred and forty-two patients with age 20 years and above and of either gender who were diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes were included in study from the outpatient department (OPD) of Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar. Frequency of undiagnosed thyroid disorders was determined. Thyroid disorders were classified as clinical hyper- thyroidism, subclinical hyperthyroidism, clinical hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism.

Results: Out of 142 patients, there were 78 (54.9%) females and 64 (45.1%) males. Overall undiagnosed thyroid disorders in type 2 diabetic patients were 18.3%. Subclinical hypothyroidism was 8.5%, clinical hypothyroidism was 4.9%, subclinical hyperthyroidism was 3.5% and clinical hyperthyroidism was found in 1.4% of type 2 diabetic patients.

Conclusion: A high proportion of type 2 diabetic patients had undiagnosed thyroid disorders and Subclinical hypothyroidism was the most frequent thy- roid disorder.

 

 

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Khan RN, Ullah R, Ahmad I, Ghaffar T. FREQUENCY OF UNDIAGNOSED THYROID DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS AT A TERTIARY CARE CENTER. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 5 [cited 2021 Sep. 25];32(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2191
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Author Biographies

Rab Nawaz Khan, FCPS medicine, fellow in endocrinology unit HMC pesh

Fellow Endocrinology HMC

Raza Ullah, Junior registrar Endocrinology ward HMC Pesh

Junior registrar Endocrinology ward HMC Pesh

Tahir Ghaffar, FCPS medicine, fellow in endocrinology unit

FCPS medicine, fellow in endocrinology unit

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