Frequency of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Women with Vitamin D Deficiency: A Cross Sectional Study
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 44-48
Received: Apr. 17, 2014; Accepted: May 4, 2014; Published: May 20, 2014
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Tayyibe Saler, Department of Internal Medicine, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Şakir Özgür Keşkek, Department of Internal Medicine, Numune Training and Research Hospital Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Süleyman Ahbab, Department of Internal Medicine, Haseki Training and Research Hospital Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Sedat Cakir, Department of Internal Medicine, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Gülay Ortoğlu, Department of Internal Medicine, Numune Training and Research Hospital Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Mehmet Bankir, Department of Internal Medicine, Numune Training and Research Hospital Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Ömer Arif Pamuk, Department of Internal Medicine, Numune Training and Research Hospital Hospital, Adana, Turkey
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Abstract
Objective: Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be associated with different autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and vitamin D deficiency. Material and Methods: This case-control study was carried out in tertiary hospitals from 2011 to 2012. A total of 198 female subjects were included, of whom 84 and 114 participants were healthy or had vitamin D deficiency, respectively. Serum vitamin D levels, parathyroid hormone concentrations thyroid hormone levels and thyroid auto-antibodies were measured in all subjects. Results: Demographic characteristics of participants were not significantly different between the control and study groups (p > 0,05). Frequency of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis was similar in both groups (p = 0.958). Thyroid auto-antibodies did not correlate with vitamin D levels (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Although vitamin D deficiency is associated with some of autoimmune diseases, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis was not found to be associated with vitamin D deficiency in female patients in this study.
Keywords
Vitamin D Deficiency, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Autoimmune Diseases
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Tayyibe Saler, Şakir Özgür Keşkek, Süleyman Ahbab, Sedat Cakir, Gülay Ortoğlu, Mehmet Bankir, Ömer Arif Pamuk, Frequency of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Women with Vitamin D Deficiency: A Cross Sectional Study, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 44-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140203.12
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