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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-70

Clinical, biochemical, and cytomorphological profile of lymphocytic thyroiditis: A study from a medical college in the Kangra Valley, India


1 Department of Pathology, Dr. RP Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Dr. RP Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rashmi Kaul Raina
C-15, Type-V Quarters, Dr. RP Government Medical College Campus, Tanda, Kangra . 176 001, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/trp.trp_4_19

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Background: Lymphocytic thyroiditis has not been studied in the population of this sub-Himalayan region in North India. Aims: The aim is to study the clinical, biochemical, and cytomorphological profile of lymphocytic thyroiditis. Methodology: Patients diagnosed with lymphocytic thyroiditis on cytology between August 2017 and July 2018 were included for further evaluation. The demographic characters, clinical features, biochemical and radiology findings of the patients were analysed in this hospital based cross-sectional study. Results: The clinical, biochemical, and cytomorphological profile of 52 patients were analyzed. The mean age was 37.2 ± 14.2 years. Female patients were 46 (88.4%). Grade II thyroiditis was seen in 42 (80.8%) cases followed by Grade I in 8 (15.4%) and Grade III in 2 (3.8%) cases. Thyroid-stimulating hormone level was normal in 18 (34.6%), increased in 16 (30.8%), and decreased in 18 (34.6%) cases. Antithyroid peroxidase was done in 37 patients and was raised in 35 (94.5%) cases. Conclusion: In this study, cytological grades of thyroiditis correlate poorly with clinical, biochemical, and ultrasonography findings.


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