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Endocrine Abstracts (2016) 41 EP1050 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.41.EP1050

ECE2016 Eposter Presentations Thyroid (non-cancer) (120 abstracts)

Relation between Serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D Levels and TSH receptor antibody seropositivity

Fatma Saglam , Derya Koseoglu , Dilek Berker & Serdar Guler

Numune Research and Training Hospital, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Vitamin D is an immune-modulator that may play a role in thyroid related autoimmunity. But the relation between Vitamin D and Graves’ disease (GD) is not well defined yet. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25[OH]D) levels and TSH receptor antibody (TRab) levels in GD.

Design: A total of 429 GD patients were analyzed retrospectively. 122 of 429 patients had vitamin D levels were enrolled in this study. The levels of 25(OH)D and TRAb were examined. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as a 25(OH)D below 20 ng/ml and insufficiency as a 25(OH) D of 20–29 ng/ml. Normal range was accepted as 30 ng/ml and above. TRAb negativity was defined as 0–13 U/l and positivity was defined as 14 U/l and above.

Results: Among 122 patients mean age was 42.9±14 years. TRAb seropositivy was found in 69.7% (n=85). TRAb titres’ median was 16 U/l (minimum: 0- maximum: 295 U/l). Vitamin D deficiency was detected in 83.6% (102/122) of the patients. Vitamin D insufficiency was found in 11.5% (14/122) of the patients. Normal vitamin D levels were found in 4.9% (6/122) of the patients. Vitamin D deficiency was higher in TRAb-positive GD patients than TRAb-negative patients (respectively 75.5% (77/102) vs 24.5% (25/102) beside according to vitamin D insuffiency there was no difference between TRAb-positive and negative GD patients. There was also found a significant negative correlation between TRAb titres and vitamin D levels.

Conclusion: Low vitamin D status is associated with increased TRAb seropositivity in GD. Further research is necessary to fully elucidate the importance of vitamin D in the case of GD.

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