Moraine Valley Community College Endocrinology Case Study

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A 35 year old female complains of feeling hot all the time, is losing weight without trying, and has chronic diarrhea. They have an uncomfortable swelling at the front of her neck, and their eyes look like they are pushing out (buggy eyes, exophthalmos). Laboratory shows anti TSH-R antibodies. This person is considered Question options: euthyroid (normal thyroid function) hyperthyroid hypothyroid What lab results are expected in this person? Question options: low T3, low T4, low TSH high T3, low T4, high TSH low T3, low T4, high TSH high T3, high T4, low TSH What is the cause of this person’s symptoms, including the buggy eyes? Question options: antibodies are stimulating the follicular cells antibodies are destroying the follicular cells the eyes are unrelated to the antibodies antibodies are not of concern in this person A 40 year old male has been feeling sluggish and cold for the past year since changing their diet. He complains of chronic constipation and weight gain. Their skin looks dry, and they feel a lump in their throat. Laboratory studies show no antibodies against any thyroid gland components. This person is considered Question options: hypothyroid due to low iodine normal thyroid hypothyroid due to damage to the thyroid hyperthyroid due to Grave’s disease The lab values expected in this person are Question options: low T3, low T4, high TSH high T3, high T4, low TSH high T3, low T4, high TSH low T3, high T4, low TSH
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A 35 year old female complains of feeling hot all the time, is losing weight without trying, and has
chronic diarrhea. They have an uncomfortable swelling at the front of her neck, and their eyes l...


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