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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017;55(Suppl 2):S188-94.

Thyroid disorders among dialysis patients

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Hospital General Regional No. 1, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Morelia, Michoacán de Ocampo, México Correo electrónico:


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The thyroid gland and the kidney are closely related. Thyroid hormones (TH) contribute to the homeostasis of the human being through complex interactions of fluids and electrolytes, protein synthesis, etc. The effects on the kidney of TH may be pre renal or direct actions. Decreasing glomerular filtration (GF) this balance especially in advanced stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is altered. CKD is linked to alterations in TH levels and/or metabolism, resulting in a high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism and low free triiodothyronine (FT3) syndrome. These alterations are linked in micro inflammation, endothelial damage, cardiac abnormalities, and high mortality. In this study, we describe the most common thyroid abnormalities reported in CKD with dialytic stage approach.


Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Hypothyroidism; Dialysis; Euthyroid Sick Syndromes; Thyroid Diseases

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