Thyroid function in critically ill infants with infections.

  title={Thyroid function in critically ill infants with infections.},
  author={Nedret Uzel and Olcay Neyzi},
  journal={Pediatric infectious disease},
  volume={5 5},
To investigate thyroid function in critical illness in infancy, serum thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), reverse triiodothyronine (rT3) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations were measured in serum in 13 such patients. T4 and TSH values were found to be comparable to control values, while T3 values were significantly low and rT3 values were high. When the patients were evaluated according to prognosis, significantly lower initial and subsequent T4 values were found in the… CONTINUE READING