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ISRN Endocrinology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 385940, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Thryroid Hormones and Hematological Indices Levels in Thyroid Disorders Patients at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Western Kenya

1Department of Biomedical Science and Technology, Maseno University, P.O. Box 333-40105, Maseno, Kenya
2Department of Human Pathology, School of Medicine, Moi University, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret, Kenya
3Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, Maseno University, P.O. Box 333-40105, Maseno, Kenya
4Department of Research, USAID-AMPATH Partnership, P.O. Box 4606-30100, Eldoret, Kenya

Received 18 February 2013; Accepted 19 March 2013

Academic Editors: Z. Bouizar, Z. Canturk, and W. C. Hymer

Copyright © 2013 M. A. Iddah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Problem Statement. Thyroid disorders are prevalent in western Kenya, but the effects of disorders on thyroid hormones and hematological indices levels have not been documented. Study Population. Patients treated for thyroid disorders at the MTRH between January 2008 and December 2011. Objectives. To determine the thyroid hormones and hematological indices levels in thyroid disorders patients at the MTRH, western Kenya. Methodology. A retrospective study in which patient data and stored samples of patients, who presented with thyroid pathologies, underwent thyroidectomy, and histological examinations are done. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3) blood levels, white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), platelet counts, and hemoglobin (Hb) levels were analyzed. Results. Male : female ratio was 1 : 10.9 with female representing 368 (95%). The median age was 41 (IQR: 32–48) with a range of 14–89 years. HHormonal levels for immunological thyroid disease patients were higher ( ; 0.040) for TSH and (T3) for those aged 30–39 years, respectively. The WBCs, RBCs, HGB, and platelets in immunological thyroid disease were not statistically significant with values of 0.547, 0.205, 0.291, and 0.488 respectively. Conclusion. The presence of anaemia due to low RBCs in thyroid disease is not significantly associated with thyroid hormone with a value of 0.512.