Familial Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

  • SABS Anjali Josgiri Hospital, Thalassery, Kannur 
  • S Sabeena Primary Health Center, Kunnathukal, Kunnathukal PO, Thiruvananthapuram- 695504
  • KP Poulose SUT Hospital, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram
Keywords: Autoimmune thyroiditis, Familial, Hypothyroidism, Antibody positivity

Abstract

Auto immune thyroiditis (AIT) has shown an increased prevalence in Kerala. Various studies conducted showed a significant correlation with hypothyroidism and antibody positivity. The present study was conducted to find the prevalence of thyroid auto antibodies in the immediate relatives of 74 proven AIT patients. Of the 142 relatives screened, 94% showed antibody positivity. 46% of the screened relatives were found to have hypothyroidism (with 15% newly detected cases) and 98.5% of them were antibody positive. All the newly detected cases were antibody positive. The results of our study stress the importance of estimating thyroid auto antibodies and thyroid function tests to detect early asymptomatic hypothyroidism in patients with antibody positivity.

Author Biographies

SABS Anjali, Josgiri Hospital, Thalassery, Kannur 



S Sabeena, Primary Health Center, Kunnathukal, Kunnathukal PO, Thiruvananthapuram- 695504

Assistant Surgoen

KP Poulose, SUT Hospital, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram

Principal Consultant and HOD, Department of General Medicine

Published
2017-12-27
How to Cite
Anjali, S., Sabeena, S., & Poulose, K. (2017). Familial Autoimmune Thyroid Disease. Kerala Medical Journal, 10(4), 148-151. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/446
Section
Original Research