sick euthyroid syndrome

eu·thy·roid sick syn·drome

abnormalities in levels of hormones and function tests related to the thyroid gland occurring in patients with severe systemic disease. Thyroid function is actually normal in these patients, and it is uncertain whether treatment of these abnormalities would be beneficial.

sick euthyroid syndrome

a nonthyroidal condition characterized by abnormalities in hormone levels and function test findings related to the thyroid gland. The condition occurs in patients with severe systemic disease.
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Tumor necrosis factor: a putative mediator of the sick euthyroid syndrome in man.
Different thyroid pathologies amy accompany leukemia; hypothyroidsm and hyperthyroidism due to different causes may be observed in the patients and sick euthyroid syndrome may be found (1,2,3).
Objective: Sick euthyroid syndrome (SES) is defined as abnormal thyroid hormone levels without any thyroid diseasei which is seen during the progression of chronic or severe diseases.
van der Poll T, Romijn JA, Wiersinga WM, et al: Tumor necrosis factor: a putative mediator of the sick euthyroid syndrome in man.
Van den Berghe G, de Zegher F, Lauwers P: Dopamine and the sick euthyroid syndrome in critical illness.