Orginal Research
2015 April
Volume : 3 Issue : 2


Study of bone markers in hyperthyroidism: Single centre experience from south India

Babulreddy Hanmayyagari, Mounika Guntaka, Rakesh Sahay, Ramesh Jayanthy, Nagesh Sri

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Babulreddy Hanmayyagari1,*, Mounika Guntaka2, Rakesh Sahay3, Ramesh Jayanthy3 and Nagesh Sri4

 

1Department of Endocrinology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Kondapur, Hyderabad -500084, India

2Department of Biochemistry, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal, Karimnagar, Telangana 505001, India

3Department of Endocrinology, Osmania general hospital, Hyderabad-500012, India

4Department of Endocrinology, Care Hospital, Banjara hills, Hyderabad, India

 

*Corresponding author: Dr. H. Babul Reddy, Department of Endocrinology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Kondapur, Hyderabad - 500084, India. Mobile: +91 9985661434; Email: babulreddy78@gmail.com

 

Received 20 January 2015; Revised 10 March 2015; Accepted 17 March 2015; Published 24 March 2015

 

Citation: Babulreddy H, Mounika G, Rakesh S, Ramesh J, Nagesh S. Study of bone markers in hyperthyroidism: Single centre experience from south India. J Med Sci Res. 2015; 3(2):53-56. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2015/3-010

 

Copyright: © 2015 Babulreddy H, et al. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate bone health markers and vitamin D status in patients with hyperthyroidism comprehensively, and comparison of same with matched controls.

Materials and methods: The study has been done on 30 newly diagnosed hyperthyroid patients and matched controls. Cases were selected after careful exclusion of conditions which adversely affect bone health. Statistical comparisons were performed with Student’s t test.

Results: The study group has shown normal calcium (20% had hypocalcemia), normal phosphorus, normal PTH values, raised alkaline phosphatase levels & significant rise in both bone formation (Osteocalcin) and resorption (β-cross laps) markers (P<0.05). In addition 95% of our subjects (patients and controls) were vitamin D deficient (mean-17.2 ng/dl). There is no specific increase in vitamin D deficiency in hyperthyroidism patients.

Conclusion: Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased rate of bone remodeling & changes in mineral homeostasis, thereby increases risk of fractures. Associated vitamin D deficiency further deteriorates bone quality. So it is suggested therapeutic vitamin D and calcium supplementation in addition to antithyroid medication.

Keywords: hyperthyroidism; vitamin D; osteocalcin; β-crosslaps

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