Hypothyroidism

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CHAPTER 34

Hypothyroidism

1. What is hypothyroidism?

2. How common is hypothyroidism?

3. What are the two most common causes of hypothyroidism?

4. List the less common causes of hypothyroidism.

5. List the symptoms commonly experienced in hypothyroidism.

6. What findings on physical examination are consistent with hypothyroidism?

7. What does palpation of the thyroid reveal?

8. Summarize unusual presentations of hypothyroidism.

9. Describe the laboratory values that may be abnormal during hypothyroidism.

10. What tests best confirm the diagnosis of hypothyroidism in the outpatient setting?

11. How should total T4 levels be interpreted?

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