ea0041gp194 | Thyroid - Basic | ECE2016
, Lehmphul Ina
, Perre Sarah Vander
, Kohrle Josef
, Van den Berghe Greet
Introduction: Patients in need of an intensive care unit (ICU) treatment due to severe diseases often develop the non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTI). These critically ill patients present with low thyroxine (T4), low 3,3,5-triiodothyronine (T3) and elevated reverse T3 (rT3) serum concentrations while TSH and 3,3-diiodothyronine (3,3-T2) concentrations remain unaffected. To further elucidate the underlying changes ...