Association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severe diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients

Nidhi Takkar, Jai Prakash Takkar, Navin Patil, N. Karthik Rao, Raghavendra Rao, Shubha Sheshadri, A. Avinash, Anusha Venkatesh

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This study was undertaken to assess the less-known association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severity of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Among 35 diabetic patients who were subclinically hypothyroid, 20 (57.1%) had retinopathy as compared to 21 patients (30%) in the euthyroid group, which was significant (p=0.011). SCH was also significantly associated with severe diabetic retinopathy (p < 0.001). Also, there were differences in TSH levels in different stages of retinopathy. As the level of TSH was increasing, the severity of retinopathy was also increasing. There was a clear association between the thyroid status and the diabetic retinopathy status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Diabetic Retinopathy
Medical problems
Hypothyroidism
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Thyroid Gland

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Takkar, Nidhi ; Takkar, Jai Prakash ; Patil, Navin ; Rao, N. Karthik ; Rao, Raghavendra ; Sheshadri, Shubha ; Avinash, A. ; Venkatesh, Anusha. / Association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severe diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients. In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 314-318.
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Association between subclinical hypothyroidism and severe diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetic patients. / Takkar, Nidhi; Takkar, Jai Prakash; Patil, Navin; Rao, N. Karthik; Rao, Raghavendra; Sheshadri, Shubha; Avinash, A.; Venkatesh, Anusha.

In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.01.2016, p. 314-318.

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