Relationship between serum erythropoietin levels and rT3, T4 concentrations in elderly patients with non-thyroidal illnesses

F. Corica, A. Allegra, M. Buemi, L. Castagna, A. Corsonello, A. Di Benedetto, A. Cotroneo, G. Cucinotta, M. Cincotta, D. Ceruso

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Abstract

Thyroid function, plasma erythropoietin and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) concentrations were measured in 28 elderly patients with chronic non-thyroidal illnesses (NTI) and in 8 healthy subjects as a control group. In the NTI group, the existence of an impairment of thyroid function has been demonstrated in about 85 % of the subjects, with a lower T3 concentration; a low T3 syndrome with low T levels and high reverse-T3 (rT3) plasma concentrations could be found in 25 % of the subjects. A direct correlation between erythropoietin and rT3 and an inverse correlation between erythropoietin and T were found on NTI patients with endocrine abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume22
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Keywords

  • Erythropoietin
  • Non-thyroidal illnesses
  • Sick euthyroid syndrome
  • TNF-α

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  • Ageing
  • Medicine(all)

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Relationship between serum erythropoietin levels and rT3, T4 concentrations in elderly patients with non-thyroidal illnesses. / Corica, F.; Allegra, A.; Buemi, M.; Castagna, L.; Corsonello, A.; Di Benedetto, A.; Cotroneo, A.; Cucinotta, G.; Cincotta, M.; Ceruso, D.

In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 22, No. SUPPL.1, 1996, p. 451-456.

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Corica, F, Allegra, A, Buemi, M, Castagna, L, Corsonello, A, Di Benedetto, A, Cotroneo, A, Cucinotta, G, Cincotta, M & Ceruso, D 1996, 'Relationship between serum erythropoietin levels and rT3, T4 concentrations in elderly patients with non-thyroidal illnesses', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 22, no. SUPPL.1, pp. 451-456.
Corica, F. ; Allegra, A. ; Buemi, M. ; Castagna, L. ; Corsonello, A. ; Di Benedetto, A. ; Cotroneo, A. ; Cucinotta, G. ; Cincotta, M. ; Ceruso, D. / Relationship between serum erythropoietin levels and rT3, T4 concentrations in elderly patients with non-thyroidal illnesses. In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 1996 ; Vol. 22, No. SUPPL.1. pp. 451-456.
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