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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-95

Chronic Kidney Disease Caused by Hypothyroidism


Department of Nephrology, Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

Correspondence Address:
Yi Wang
Department of Nephrology, Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2225-1243.161438

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Primary hypothyroidism refers to a systemic hypometabolic status due to hypothyroxinemia or thyroid hormone resistance caused by pathologic changes to the thyroid gland. The main role of thyroid hormone is to promote energy metabolism and facilitate growth and development processes within the body. In a hypothyroidism state caused by thyroid hormone deficiency, the body's thermogenic effect is down-regulated and metabolisms of protein, sugar, and fat were slowed down, which might further lead to cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, myocardial damage and myxedema, as well as other changes. Hypothyroidism tends to be neglected or misdiagnosed due to its trivial and nonspecific clinical manifestations, and a combined renal dysfunction is rarely reported. Herein a case of kidney dysfunction caused by hypothyroidism is reported and relevant literature was reviewed.


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