Abstract
PATTERNS OF THYROID DISORDERS AND ASSOCIATED METABOLIC CHANGES IN NORTHERN SAUDI ARABIA

Anwar Osaywid Alrasheedi, Mohammed Abdullah Alsahli, Ibrahim Ghazy Alreshidi, Salman Dhahir Alenezi, Adel Ahmed Zuhair, Khalid Ghazi Alabeeri and Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed*

ABSTRACT

Objective: the aim of the present study was to find out the common pattern of thyroid disorders in northern Saudi Arabia and its associated metabolic changes. Methodology: Seventy seven referred Saudi patients diagnosed as having thyroid disorders based on clinical information, laboratory and radiological testing were included. Results: Of the 77 patients, 14/77(18.2%) were diagnosed as having hyperthyroidism and 63/77(81.8%) were diagnosed as having hypothyroidism. Of the 14 patients with hyperthyroidism 10/14 (71.4%) were males and 4/14(28.6%) were females. Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is prevalent pattern of thyroid disorder in northern Saudi Arabia, particularly and females.

Keywords: Thyroid Disorders, Saudi Arabia, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism.


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