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A Study of Serum Haptoglobin Levels in Case of Primary Idiopathic Hypothyroidism [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1995; 8(3): 103-106

A Study of Serum Haptoglobin Levels in Case of Primary Idiopathic Hypothyroidism

I. A. Shaafie1, A. S. M. Giasuddin1, R. S. Tobgi1, M. N. Khazi2
1From Department of Laboratory Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi-Libya.
2From Department of Internal Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi-Libya.

Twenty five patients with clinical and laboratory diagnosis of Primary Idiopathic Hypothyroidism were subjected to serum haptoglobin estimation before the commencement of replacement therapy with L-thyroxine. Serum haptoglobin levels were observed to be significantly reduced or absent in these patients (p<0.05). The serum levels of haptoglobin in these patients showed a marked rise during the treatment and follow-up period of four and eight weeks (p<0.05). The role of serum haptoglobin as the cheapest and sensitive marker for laboratory diagnosis of Primary Idiopathic Hypothyroidism and its role in the management of these patients are discussed.

Keywords: Hypothyroidism, haptoglobin, T3, T4, thyroid stimulating hormone.


I. A. Shaafie, A. S. M. Giasuddin, R. S. Tobgi, M. N. Khazi. A Study of Serum Haptoglobin Levels in Case of Primary Idiopathic Hypothyroidism. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1995; 8(3): 103-106

Corresponding Author: I. A. Shaafie, Libya


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