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Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2014)

A study of anthropometric parameters, skin and its appendages in hypothyroid patients in Western Rajasthan Population

Author(s):
Savita, Geeta, Sushma K. Kattaria, Hemkanwar Joya, Ankita Dhadich
Abstract:
The study was planned in hypothyroid patients in Western Rajasthan for finding relationship with various skin changes and anthropometric parameters. 
The study was conducted on 100 healthy subjects and 100 clinically established patients of either sex and varying age groups (20-60 yrs.) suffering from hypothyroidism attending from the Out Patient Clinics of Department of Medicine, Dr. S.N. Medical College, and associated group of hospitals, Jodhpur. Anthropometric parameters like height, weight, BMI & various circumferences were measured. fT3, fT4 and TSH were evaluated. Cutaneous examination was done under the guidance of Dermatologist.
Body Mass Index (BMI), W/H ratio, waist and hip circumference showed a highly significant relation (p<0.001) in hypothyroid patients. Neck circumference and mid arm circumference showed a significant relation (p<0.05).The most common findings were the dry, pale, cold wrinkled skin (60%), pruritus (45%), palmoplantar keratoderma (30%), xerosis (20%) and hyperpigmentation (24%).
Palmar Keratoderma
Fig.: Palmar Keratoderma
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How to cite this article:
Savita, Geeta, Sushma K. Kattaria, Hemkanwar Joya, Ankita Dhadich. A study of anthropometric parameters, skin and its appendages in hypothyroid patients in Western Rajasthan Population. 2014; 3(10): 88-93.
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