Therefore, for the first time, we evaluated hand grip strength, dexterity, and function in patients with primary hyperthyroidism in this study.
Fifty-one patients newly diagnosed with primary hyperthyroidism and 44 healthy controls participated in this cross-sectional study.
Primary hyperthyroidism was diagnosed with suppressed serum TSH and/or elevated free T3 and/or elevated free T4 levels.
Just after the diagnosis of primary hyperthyroidism in the outpatient clinic, patients were assessed regarding hand grip strength, function, and dexterity.
In the present study, we demonstrated that hand grip strength was not significantly different between groups; however, hand dexterity and functional status were impaired in patients with primary hyperthyroidism compared with healthy controls.
Tumoral calcinosis may be defined as metastatic periarticular calcification that can be found in a wide variety of conditions such as primary hyperthyroidism
and connective tissue diseases, as well as an idiopathic form.
Elevated levels of total or free thyroxine and low levels of TSH confirm the diagnosis of primary hyperthyroidism
, though in a minority of patients even with low TSH level, thyroxine level may be normal.
TSH below normal TSH above normal Primary hyperthyroidism
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