Euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) was documented in 86 patients (17%).
2 Euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS) is considered when patients with non-thyroidal illness (NTI) demonstrate abnormal thyroid function.
This low-T3 syndrome has commonly been interpreted by the medical community as a euthyroid sick syndrome
, an adaptive compensatory and thus beneficial response that decreases energy consumption in diseased states.
A potential role of activated NF-Kappa B in the pathogenesis of euthyroid sick syndrome.
Euthyroid sick syndrome, associated endocrine abnormalities, and outcome in elderly patients undergoing emergency operation.
Euthyroid sick syndrome
in children with Hodgkin disease.
A distinguishing characteristic of euthyroid sick syndrome
, which is seen in clinically euthyroid patients suffering from nonthyroidal systemic illness is the presence of abnormal thyroid function tests.
Despite more than 3 decades of psychiatric interest in using T3 in the treatment of depression and more recent enthusiasm for T3 in treating primary hypothyroidism and the euthyroid sick syndrome
, none of these applications is supported by reasonable clinical data--and in the case of euthyroid sick syndrome
, there is a distinct potential for harm, the panelists said.
b) The hormonal response in euthyroid sick syndrome
represents the part of an adaptive response to illness, so the treatment of these systemic illnesses with thyroxine is not of much help.