Raveendra D Totad

Department of Microbiology, Al-Ameen Medical College Hospital, Vijayapura, Karnataka, India


  • Research Article   
    Sub-Clinical Hypothyroidism-A Cross-Sectional Study among Medical Students in Vijayapura District Karnataka
    Author(s): Raveendra D Totad* and Patil SM

    Introduction: Sub Clinical Hypothyroidism (SCH) is diagnosed when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory sense. But the serum TSH levels are mildly elevated. This condition occurs in very less people of the general population. SCH is probably a cardiovascular risk factor among young adults, so it is very important to diagnose it early. Objectives: To find proportion of Sub-clinical Hypothyroidism among Medical students. Material and Methods: Apparently healthy first year MBBS students were enrolled after taking informed verbal consent from them and were subjected to thyroid assay. General history taking, clinical examination, anthropometric and physiological parameters were recorded. Observations-Present study found there is increase in TSH levels in Seven students (M:F 4:3) and FT3, FT4 were .. Read More»

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