hrp0082p3-d1-980 | Thyroid | ESPE2014

Diagnostic challenges of thyroid dysfunction in eating disorders

Santhanam Priyha , Denvir Louise , Sachdev Pooja , Randell Tabitha

Background: Anorexia nervosa is usually associated with lower levels of thyroid hormones especially suppressed TSH and T3 with normal T4 levels due to the effects of starvation on metabolism. We present two cases where the underlying eating disorder masked the thyroid dysfunction.Patient 1: 15-year-old girl with anorexia nervosa and BMI of 15.6 was noted to have suppressed TSH<0.1 mU/l, high normal T3–7.0 pmol/l ...