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Euthyroid Sick Syndromes MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Euthyroid Sick Syndromes
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differentiate from THYROID HORMONE RESISTANCE SYNDROME where no other disease is present
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Conditions of abnormal THYROID HORMONES release in patients with apparently normal THYROID GLAND during severe systemic illness, physical TRAUMA, and psychiatric disturbances. It can be caused by the loss of endogenous hypothalamic input or by exogenous drug effects. The most common abnormality results in low T3 THYROID HORMONE with progressive decrease in THYROXINE; (T4) and TSH. Elevated T4 with normal T3 may be seen in diseases in which THYROXINE-BINDING GLOBULIN synthesis and release are increased.
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High T4 Syndrome
Low T3 High T4 Syndrome
Low T3 Syndrome
Low T3 and Low T4 Syndrome
Low T3-High T4 Syndrome
Low T3-Low T4 Syndrome
Non-Thyroidal Illness Syndrome
Sick Euthyroid Syndrome
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Thyroid Hormone Resistance Syndrome
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Euthyroid Sick Syndromes Preferred
Low T3-Low T4 Syndrome Narrower
Low T3-High T4 Syndrome Narrower
High T4 Syndrome Narrower
Low T3 Syndrome Narrower
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