Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Thyroid Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-7948

+44 1300 500008

Adeleye JO

Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

  • Short Communication   
    Clinical Profiles of Males with Graves' Disease: A Two Year Review in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria
    Author(s): Adeleye JO*, Emuze ME, Azeez TA, Esan A, Balogun WO and Akande TO

    Aim: Graves’ disease is the commonest cause of thyrotoxicosis and it is much less common in males. Also, there is scanty information about the clinical characteristics of males with Graves’ disease. The objectives of the study were to determine the frequency of males with Graves’ disease seen by the Endocrinology unit of a tertiary hospital and describe their clinical characteristics. Materials and methods: Clinical data was retrieved from the case records of patients with thyroid disease seen between January, 2016 and January, 2018 and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: 61 patients with Graves’ disease were seen out of which 6 cases were males giving a frequency of 10.9%. The male-to-female ratio was 1: 9. The mean age at diagnosis of the male cases w.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-7948.20.9.240

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