Published: 17 July 2018
Author(s): Hayriye Esra Ataoğlu, Süleyman Ahbab, Mustafa Kemal Serez, Mehmet Yamak, Derya Kayaş, Esra Turan Canbaz, Faik Çetin, Şaban Seçmeler, Fuat Şar, Mustafa Yenigün
Issue: July 2018
Section: Original Article

Non-thyroidal illness syndrome is characterized by decreased serum free T3 (FT3) level and associates with long term mortality. Serum free T4 (FT4) may affect on mortality with FT3 in course of chronic illness. This study performed to evaluate the association between both decreased FT3 with elevated FT4 levels and mortality risk.

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