Association of severe autoimmune hypothyroidism with reversible proteinuria: A case report
International Journal of Science and Research Archive
Hypothyroidism is a prevalent medical condition characterized by an underactive thyroid gland, resulting in insufficient thyroid hormone production. This hormone plays an important role in regulating the body's metabolism, so when its levels are low, it can lead to various metabolic disturbances. In this article, we present a case report of a 50-year-old female with severe hypothyroidism who exhibited several symptoms of renal impairment and hypothyroidism. She had proteinuria along with elevated lipid levels. Following a diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the patient was treated with levothyroxine, resulting in a remarkable reversal of her proteinuria and other symptoms. The lipid profile also showed significant improvement without the need for cholesterol-lowering medications. This case report highlights the importance of recognizing and managing thyroid dysfunction in patients with renal abnormalities. It provides valuable insights into the complex interplay between thyroid function, renal abnormalities, and lipid levels.
Khan, S. J., Naveed, H., Khan, M. H., Ullah, S., Lee, C. Y., Alam, S., Vishal, F., & Sheikh, S. (2023). Association of severe autoimmune hypothyroidism with reversible proteinuria: A case report. International Journal of Science and Research Archive, 10 (1), 411-413. https://doi.org/10.30574/ijsra.2023.10.1.0766