How does the prevalence of euthyroid sick syndrome vary by age?

Updated: Apr 27, 2017
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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NTI can affect people at any age. The usual aging process appears to influence the responsiveness of various tissues to thyroid hormone. Because systemic chronic illnesses are common in individuals of an advanced age, altered metabolism might be responsible for abnormal findings on thyroid function tests in elderly patients experiencing chronic illnesses.


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