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ea0034p422 | Thyroid | SFEBES2014

Neutrophil phagocytic capacity is lower in patients with abnormal thyroid function in critical illness

Browne Emma , Simpson John , Razvi Salman

Background: Thyroid function is affected by critical illness – termed as non-thyroidal illness – and usually presents with low serum TSH and FT3 levels but normal FT3 concentrations. Critically ill patients may also have impaired immune function that could contribute to increased susceptibility to acquired infections and mortality. Thyroid hormones influence neutrophil levels and function but the effect of non-thyroidal illness on neutrophil fun...