Study of Thyroid Function Tests in Cases of Polymorphic Light Eruption in Tertiary Care Institute


Affiliations

  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College & Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Nashik, Maharashtra, 422003, India

Abstract

Background: Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE) has been found to be associated with thyroid function abnormalities. Aim: To study and compare thyroid function tests in cases of polymorphic light eruption. Methods: The study included 35 cases of PLE and age- and sex-matched controls attending a skin outpatient department. Both cases and controls were tested for Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH). In case of abnormality in TSH, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Tetraiodothyronine (T4) levels were estimated. Results: TSH was elevated in 6 cases and 1 control. T3 and T4 were decreased in 4 cases and normal in 1 each in case and control. Hypothyroidism was seen among 6 cases and 1 control. Conclusion: Cases of PLE should be examined clinically for thyroid disorder and also tested for TSH to find any association and prevent serious consequences.

Keywords

Polymorphic Light Eruption, Tetraiodothyronine, Thyroid Function Tests, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, Triiodothyronine

Subject Discipline

Dermatology

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