Endocrine Diseases

Endocrine Diseases

There are 4 manifestations of this syndrome; each is characterized by involvement of at least 2 glandular organs in autoimmune mediated diseases that lead to organ hypofunction.

Attacks of muscle weakness associated with this condition can range in severity from mild deficit to complete paralysis. Episodes may alternate with periods of normal muscle function.

There are currently 3 sets of guidelines that outline the management of thyroid nodules. A case in point here.

Would you biopsy a 1-cm mobile nodule in the thyroid area of this 55-year-old woman who had mantle field radiation for a childhood cancer?

A 38-year-old woman became pregnant during the time she was undergoing evaluation for a pituitary adenoma. Here, see the case unfold.

Has this teen been abused? Cast your votes and see if you’ve answered this and the 4 other questions in this week’s quiz correctly.

A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing, and I am proof. There is a lot more to the saga and much of the information is essential to decision making in primary care practice on whether or not testosterone replacement is indicated.


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