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31 December 2021: Clinical Research

A Prospective Observational Study of 42 Patients with COVID-19 infection and a History of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Thyroid Disease with Follow-Up Thyroid Function and Autoantibody Testing

Dumitru Cristinel Badiu 1B , Gabriel Cristian Popescu 1F , Anca Zgura 2A* , Adriana Mercan Stanciu 3F , Mihai Daniel Dodot 3F , Claudia Mehedintu 4C , Letitia Toma 3E , Simu Razvan 3B , Xenia Bacinschi 2D , Bogdan Haineala 5A

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.935075

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e935075

Table 2 Evolution of TSH, fT3, and fT4 in patients with euthyroidism and dysthyroidism after COVID-19 infection.

BaselineOne monthP value3 MonthsP value
TSH (μUI/mL)Euthyroidism3.87±1.162.19±1.122.28±0.690.4
Hypothyroidism2.14±0.811.56 ±0.7na* 2.12±0.43na*
Hyperthyroidism3.27±1.032.67 ±1.14na* 2.81±0.92na*
fT3 (pg/ml)Euthyroidism2.11±1.621.71±0.461.92±0.340.3
Hypothyroidism3.91±0.623.12±0.74na* 3.44±0.68na*
Hyperthyroidism2.57±1.312.09±0.45na* 2.24±0.18na*
fT4 (pmol/l)Euthyroidism15.92±3.539.22±2.1811.57±2.910.05
Hypothyroidism18.13±6.2213.48±3.53na* 15.54±4.45na*
Hyperthyroidism16.46±3.1312.17±2.95na* 14.88±2.79na*
* na – statistical analysis was not performed due to the low number of patients (2 patients with hyperthyroidism and 5 patients with hypothyroidism.

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