Features of the nervous system lesion in primary hypothyroidism (literature review)

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I.I. Bilous
L.B. Pavlovych


The review presents the pathogenetic mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system pathology in primary hypothyroidism. Lack of thyroid hormones leads to changes in the organization of the central nervous system, decrease in the energy supply of neurons, changes in the synthesis of some specific proteins of the nervous system that cause the development of cretinism in children. The role of hypothyroidism in the development of cognitive impairment in adults, such as decreased cognitive function, memory and attention, has been proved. The impairment of logical thinking is found already in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. Disorders in mediation exchange lead to the development of depression. Neuromuscular disorders (hypothyroid myopathy and myotonic phenomenon) and affection to the peripheral nerves are best studied in hypothyroidism. Primary hypothyroidism may be masked by tunnel neuropathy, polyneuropathy and atactic syndrome. Despite the existing papers on the problem of hypothyroidism and its neurological complications, some issues of pathogenesis, diagnosis, course and treatment of neurological pathology in primary hypothyroidism require further research.

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Bilous, I., and L. Pavlovych. “Features of the Nervous System Lesion in Primary Hypothyroidism (literature Review)”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), vol. 14, no. 2, May 2018, pp. 168-72, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.14.2.2018.130563.
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