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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1998;22(2):465-468.
Euthyroid Sick Syndrome in Spinal Cord Injury: A report of 3 cases.
Seo, Jeong Hwan , Ko, Myoung Hwan , Kim, Keun Su , Kim, Yun Hee
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School.
2Department of Neurosurgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School.
척수 손상 환자에서의 Euthyroid Sick Syndrome ⁣증례 보고⁣
서정환, 고명환, 김근수1, 김연희
전북대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 1신경외과학교실

Significant illnesses or a major trauma including spinal cord injury can induce the changes of thyroid hormone metabolism, leading to the findings of "Euthyroid Sick Syndrome(ESS)". The physicians should be aware of these changes in order to interpret thyroid function test correctly after the spinal cord injury.

We report three cases of ESS after the spinal cord injury. On a routine evaluation, they showed a low serum T3 level, and the T3 level returned to the normal range on a follow up study without any specific treatment.

Key Words: Euthyroid Sick Syndrome, Spinal cord injury, Euthyroid Sick Syndrome


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