Thyroid Function in Non Thyroidal Illness “The Euthyroid Sick Syndrome”

  • J.-M. Boles
  • M. Garre
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


Thyroid hormones are major regulators of cellular metabolic activity and are essential for the response of the organism to severe illness. Radioimmunoassay methodology and availability of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) have considerably improved the assessment of thyroid gland function. The reader is refered to several recent reviews to properly interpret these laboratory parameters and pathways of thyroid hormone metabolism [1, 2, 3].


Thyroid Hormone Thyroid Function Test Equilibrium Dialysis Serum Thyroid Hormone Euthyroid Sick Syndrome 
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