What is the role of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the development of euthyroid sick syndrome?

Updated: Apr 27, 2017
  • Author: Serhat Aytug, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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In a study in Brazil, subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured intracranial aneurysm was demonstrated to cause changes in the thyroid hormone profile, particularly causing a reduction in serum T3 and free T4. No significant difference was noted in the serum levels of total T4 and TSH levels. The control group included patients who underwent surgery for benign spine disease. [25]


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