[Clinical study on thyroid hormone levels in tuberculous patients].Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 1991 Oct; 14(5):298-300, 320.ZJ
The article reported the results of serum total thyroxine (TT4), triiodothyronine (TT3), reverse triiodothyronine (rT3), triiodothyronine resin uptake ratio (T3RU) thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine index (FT4I), and ratio of T3/rT3 in 103 tuberculous patients. The results showed the levels of serum TT4, TT3 and ratio T3/rT3 in tuberculous patients were lower than those of 50 healthy subjects (total P less than 0.01), rT3, T3RU and TSH were higher than those (total P less than 0.01). FT4I has no significant difference between the two groups (P greater than 0.05).