Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the erythrocyte indices in patients with naive male idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Methods: In our retrospective cross-sectional study, patients who were admitted to the university hospital adult endocrinology outpatient clinic naive male idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism between 1 January 2010 and 30 September 2018 were included. The patient group consisted of naive male patients diagnosed as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism who had no anatomic or functional hypothalamo-hypophyseal disease between the ages of 18-40. Healthy men in the same age range were taken as control group. In patients with naive idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, LH, FSH and Testosteron values in serum were measured. All patients erythrocyte indices(Hb, Htc, MCV, RDW) and platelets were measured. Students t test was used to compare groups. Results: The study included 145 male patients (78 patients and 67 control group). There was no difference in age between the groups (p>0.05). Hb levels, Htc levels and MCV levels of the patient group were lower and statistically significant than the control group. Respectively (p<0.01), (p<0.05), (p<0.01). RDW levels and platelet levels of the patient group were higher and statistically more significant than the control group. Respectively (p<0.001), (p<0.01). Conclusion: Erythrocyte indices may predict anemia in patients with naive idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. In men with reproductive period, androgen deficiency should be considered in the differential diagnosis in anemia etiology. Recovery is expected after androgen replacement. Keywords: Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, male, erythrocyte indices
Corresponding Author: Pekkolay Z.