Low prevalence of growth hormone deficiency in Turkish patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis


Akin S., Aydin K., Gurlek O. A.

JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, vol.37, no.1, pp.25-29, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40618-013-0008-y
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-29

Abstract

Background Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (HT) is frequently isolated, but may also be associated with other autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune hypophysitis can result in growth hormone deficiency (GHD). Various prevalences of GHD have been reported in HT in several different ethnic populations.