Vitamin D and Selenium in a Thyroid Eye Disease Population in Texas

Ama Sadaka, Kimberly Nguyen, Amina I. Malik, Rosbel Brito, Shauna Berry, Andrew G. Lee

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There is growing evidence of thyroid eye disease association with nutritional deficiencies including selenium and vitamin D. We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with clinical diagnosis of TED seen at our clinic from 2016 to 2017. Thirty-five patients met inclusion criteria and had serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels available, and 19 had selenium levels available. 7/35 (20%) patients had vitamin D deficiency, and 11 (31%) had vitamin D insufficiency, but none had selenium deficiency. Although both selenium and vitamin D supplementation have been recommended for TED, further investigation is necessary to justify supplementation for patients with TED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 3 2019


  • Thyroid eye disease
  • selenium deficiency
  • vitamin D deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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