Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thyroid Function Test TFT), Case Analysis 3


CASE ANALYSIS 3

      A 59 YEAR OLD MAN WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME SHOWED SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHERMIA, COOLNESS IN THE EXTREMITIES, DECREASED BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE, FATIGUE, AND DELAY IN REFLEX TIME.  A THYROID PROFILE WAS ORDERED WITH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

LABORATORY FINDINGS

      FT4 = 4.0
      s.-TSH = 1.0 uU/mL

QUESTIONS

      1.  FROM THE CASE HISTORY AND THE LABORATORY DATA, WHAT IS A LIKELY DIAGNOSIS?
 
      2.  WHAT ADDITIONAL LABORATORY TEST/S WOULD BE APPROPRIATE?
      3.  WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PATIENT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN INTERPRETING RESULTS?

      4.  IS TREATMENT FOR THYROID DISORDER INDICATED?


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