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Shah Ebrahimi K, Sharifi A, Almasi A, Taliei R, Izadi B, Karimi M. Comparison of Concentrations of Lipoprotein (a) and Serum Lipids Profile in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Euthyroidism. amuj. 2013; 16 (4) :37-44
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2071-en.html

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran , kshahebrahimi@gmail.com
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Background: Subclinical hypothyroidism is the compensatory stage before overt hypothyroidism. In overt hypothyroidism, risk of ischemic heart disease increases due to elevation of lipoprotein (a) as atherogenic agent, but evidence for subclinical hypothyroidism is one of the controversial issues in researches. According to the atherogenic lipoprotein (a) and other serum lipids, this study is conducted to compare the serum lipoprotein (a) and other serum lipids in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and euthyroidism.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive - analytic study, 90 persons (60 with subclinical hypothyroidism and 30 euthyroid state) are participated and these referred to Imam Reza and Taleghani Hospitals which are located in Kermanshah. The sampling method is selected with available sampling methods. After differentiating data by age, sex and underlying disease (liver, kidney, drugs), then they were subjected to determination lipoprotein (a) and other serum lipids profile tests.

Results: In both cases and controls, 16/7% were men and 83/3% were women. Based on results, there is no significant difference between serum lipoprotein (a), triglycerides, cholesterol, HDL and LDL in both statistical groups (p>0.05). Also there is no association between lipoprotein (a) and other serum lipids (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Serum levels of lipoprotein (a) and other serum lipids in young patients with normal weight with subclinical hypothyroidism is not increase, thus it can be concluded early treatment is not necessary for them.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Internal
Received: 2012/12/4 | Accepted: 2013/07/28 | Published: 2013/07/28

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