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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients and carriers (CWD = Classic Whipple’s disease)

From: Common subclinical hypothyroidism during Whipple’s disease

  CWD Asymptomatic carriage of T. whipplei
Number of cases 80 42
Male 58 (72.5%) 31 (73.8%)
Mean age, years (range) 57.15 (28–84) 43.58 (18–80)
Frozen serum (stored < 5 years) 39 (48.1%) 19 (46.3%)
Frozen serum (stored < 5 years among the higher TSH levels) 6/14 (43%) NA