نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 استاد، گروه داخلی اعصاب، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشجوی پزشکی، دانشکدهی پزشکی و کمیتهی تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Hypothyroidism are the two most common diseases in community and their co-morbidity were reported by some of studies and based on a hypothesis there is a relationship between MS and hypothyroidism. So the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence rate of hypothyroidism among patients with MS.Methods: In this cross sectional study, all patients with MS who referred to MS clinic of Alzahra hospital, Isfahan, Iran, were examined for thyroid hormones and prevalence of hypothyroidism was determined.Findings: In this study 726 patients with MS were studied and 2 patients suffered from hyper-thyroidism and were excluded. Of 724 patients with MS, 586 (70.9%) were female and 138 (19.1%) were male. The number of patients with hypothyroidism were 50 and prevalence of the hypothyroidism was 6.9%.Conclusion: Prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients with MS is higher than the general population (6.9% VS 2%). Thus, all patients with MS must be studied for thyroid disorders. Also more study must be done to determine of the relation between MS and hypothyroidism.