Endocrine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

  • Author: Todd T. Brown, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/14/16 (What's New)


  • Abnormal thyroid function test results may occur in severe illness, including advanced AIDS
  • Most common thyroid function pattern during nonthyroidal illness is reduced T3, elevated reverse T3, variable free T4, and relatively normal or decreased TSH
  • Smaller increases in reverse T3 have been observed in patients with advanced AIDS[LoPresti 1989]

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