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Markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with iodine induced hyperthyroidism

Anna Zonenberg, Beata Telejko, Małgorzata Szelachowska, Anna Modzelewska, Agnieszka Nikołajuk, Maria Górska
Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(3):210-216.

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Vol 57, No 3 (2006)
Original papers
Published online: 2006-06-28
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Introduction: It has been reported that hyperthyroidism is associated with an altered endothelial function and increased risk of arterial thromboembolism. The aim of our study was to estimate chosen markers of endothelial dysfunction in iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis (IIT).
Materials and methods: The groups studied consisted of 41 hyperthyroid subjects, who had been treated with amiodarone (n = 6) or vitamin preparations supplemented with iodine (n = 35) and 40 persons with normal thyroid function. The following parameters were measured: thyroglobulin antibodies (TG Ab), thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Ab), THS receptor antibodies (TR Ab), soluble adhesion molecules: sVCAM-1 and sICAM-1, von Willebrand factor (vWF), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen and urine iodine concentration.
Results: Patients with IIT had significantly higher levels of sVCAM-1 (p < 0.01), IL-6 (p < 0.005), fibrinogen (p < 0.005) and CRP (p < 0.05) in comparison to healthy subjects, whereas sICAM-1, PAI-1 and vWF concentrations did not differ between the groups studied. The highest sVCAM-1 levels were observed in patients with amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis, and fibrinogen and CRP - in subjects receiving vitamin preparations. There were significant correlations between sVCAM-1 concentration and the levels of sICAM-1 (r = 0.341; p = 0.029) and PAI-1 (r = 0.347; p = 0.026), as well as with urine iodine concentration (r = 0.448; p = 0.004). IL-6 concentration correlated with vWF (r = 0.456; p = 0.003), TPO Ab (r = 0.328; p = 0.036) and PAI-1 level (r = 0.319; p = 0.042).
Conclusion: Iodine induced thyrotoxicosis is associated with an increase of sVCAM-1 and IL-6 levels, possibly reflecting inflammatory and destructive processes in the thyroid gland. However, increased procoagulant activity was not found in patients with IIT.

Abstract

Introduction: It has been reported that hyperthyroidism is associated with an altered endothelial function and increased risk of arterial thromboembolism. The aim of our study was to estimate chosen markers of endothelial dysfunction in iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis (IIT).
Materials and methods: The groups studied consisted of 41 hyperthyroid subjects, who had been treated with amiodarone (n = 6) or vitamin preparations supplemented with iodine (n = 35) and 40 persons with normal thyroid function. The following parameters were measured: thyroglobulin antibodies (TG Ab), thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Ab), THS receptor antibodies (TR Ab), soluble adhesion molecules: sVCAM-1 and sICAM-1, von Willebrand factor (vWF), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen and urine iodine concentration.
Results: Patients with IIT had significantly higher levels of sVCAM-1 (p < 0.01), IL-6 (p < 0.005), fibrinogen (p < 0.005) and CRP (p < 0.05) in comparison to healthy subjects, whereas sICAM-1, PAI-1 and vWF concentrations did not differ between the groups studied. The highest sVCAM-1 levels were observed in patients with amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis, and fibrinogen and CRP - in subjects receiving vitamin preparations. There were significant correlations between sVCAM-1 concentration and the levels of sICAM-1 (r = 0.341; p = 0.029) and PAI-1 (r = 0.347; p = 0.026), as well as with urine iodine concentration (r = 0.448; p = 0.004). IL-6 concentration correlated with vWF (r = 0.456; p = 0.003), TPO Ab (r = 0.328; p = 0.036) and PAI-1 level (r = 0.319; p = 0.042).
Conclusion: Iodine induced thyrotoxicosis is associated with an increase of sVCAM-1 and IL-6 levels, possibly reflecting inflammatory and destructive processes in the thyroid gland. However, increased procoagulant activity was not found in patients with IIT.
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Keywords

hyperthyroidism; endothelium; VCAM-1; ICAM-1; IL-6; PAI-1; CRP

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Title

Markers of endothelial dysfunction in patients with iodine induced hyperthyroidism

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 57, No 3 (2006)

Pages

210-216

Published online

2006-06-28

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(3):210-216.

Keywords

hyperthyroidism
endothelium
VCAM-1
ICAM-1
IL-6
PAI-1
CRP

Authors

Anna Zonenberg
Beata Telejko
Małgorzata Szelachowska
Anna Modzelewska
Agnieszka Nikołajuk
Maria Górska

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