Study of Thyroid Function Tests in Cases of Polymorphic Light Eruption in Tertiary Care Institute


Chirag Chadha
Milind Deshmukh
Anil Shankar Gugle


Background: Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE) has been found to be associated with thyroid function abnormalities. Aim: To study and compare thyroid function tests in cases of polymorphic light eruption. Methods: The study included 35 cases of PLE and age- and sex-matched controls attending a skin outpatient department. Both cases and controls were tested for Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH). In case of abnormality in TSH, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Tetraiodothyronine (T4) levels were estimated. Results: TSH was elevated in 6 cases and 1 control. T3 and T4 were decreased in 4 cases and normal in 1 each in case and control. Hypothyroidism was seen among 6 cases and 1 control. Conclusion: Cases of PLE should be examined clinically for thyroid disorder and also tested for TSH to find any association and prevent serious consequences.


How to Cite
Chadha, C., Deshmukh, M., & Gugle, A. S. (2018). Study of Thyroid Function Tests in Cases of Polymorphic Light Eruption in Tertiary Care Institute. MVP Journal of Medical Sciences, 101–103.


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