Mustafa Ulker, Mehmet Demir, Rahsan Karaci and Fusun Mayda Domac*
Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Erenkoy Pyschiatry and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Fusun Mayda Domac, Department of Neurology, University of Health Sciences, Erenkoy Pyschiatry and Neurological Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Received: July 26, 2020; Published: September 26, 2020
Background: Some studies have shown that elevated plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in acute ischaemic stroke are associated with stroke severity and early prognosis while low serum triiodothyronine (T3) levels are associated with poor prognosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether serum CRP and T3 are independent predictors of stroke severity and early prognosis in patients with acute ischaemic stroke.
Material and Method: A total of 716 patients hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute ischaemic stroke were included in the study. The patients did not have any known infectious or thyroid diseases. NIHSS score was used to evaluate clinical stroke severity and patients were grouped as mild (<8), moderate (8-14) and severe (> 14) stroke. Modified Rankin Score was used on the 10th day to evaluate early prognosis and patients were grouped as good prognosis (mRS:0-2) and poor prognosis (mRS:3-6). The relationship between serum CRP and free T3 levels and stroke severity and early prognosis were investigated.
Results: There was a significant difference in CRP and T3 levels (p:0.007 and p:0.01, respectively) according to stroke severity. Higher NIHHS scores were correlated with higher
CRP levels (rho=.283, p = 0.001) and lower T3 levels (rho= -.188, p = 0.001). Patients with poor functional outcomes had high CRP levels (rho=.110, p = 0.01) and low T3 levels (rho= -.184, p = 0.001)
Conclusion: Statistically significant relationship between stroke severity and early prognosis and CRP and T3 levels in patients with acute ischaemic stroke suggests that CRP and T3 levels may be a predictor of prognosis in acute ischaemic stroke.
Citation: Füsun Mayda Domaç., et al. “Can C-Reactive Protein and T3 be Predictive for Prognosis in Ischaemic Stroke?".Acta Scientific Neurology 3.10 (2020): 33-38.
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