Aluka TM

Department of Family Medicine, University of Calabar, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

Publications

  • Original Article   
    Spectrum of Thyroid Dysfunction among Patients Evaluated by Thyroid Function Tests at a Tertiary Clinical Laboratory in Calabar, Nigeria
    Author(s): Okpara HC*, Ene AB, Enang EO and Aluka TM

    Background: Thyroid dysfunction is one of the common abnormalities encountered in contemporary clinical endocrinology practice. There is a fairly wide spectrum of thyroid dysfunction which can be identified by patterns of thyroid function test results. Whereas overt hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism are clinically manifest and can be distinguished by the pattern of changes in serum T4, T3 and TSH levels, subclinical thyroid dysfunctions are essentially laboratory-based diagnoses. Objective: To describe the spectrum (pattern and prevalence) of thyroid dysfunction among patients evaluated by thyroid function tests at a tertiary clinical laboratory. Method: The study was a retrospective study that was carried out by retrieving and reviewing archived thyroid function tests results stored in an electronic datab.. Read More»

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