By Eamon Shamil, Praful Ravi, Ashish Chandra
A 27-year-old Ghanaian lady provides within the emergency division with a three-day heritage of headache, nausea, and obscure reduce belly soreness. She has no major prior clinical historical past, yet is eight-weeks pregnant along with her first baby. She lives in London and lower back from a visit to Ghana two weeks in the past. you've been assigned her preliminary assessment...
100 instances in scientific Pathology offers a hundred scientific situations mostly noticeable by means of clinical scholars and junior medical professionals within the emergency division, outpatient hospital, or in most cases perform during which an realizing of the underlying medical pathology is relevant to arriving on the right analysis. A succinct precis of the patient's historical past, exam, and preliminary investigations—histopathology, chemical pathology, haematology, microbiology, and scientific immunology as appropriate—is through questions about every one case, with specific emphasis at the interpretation of the implications and the arriving at a clinicopathologic prognosis. the reply incorporates a specified dialogue on each one subject, supplying an important revision reduction in addition to a pragmatic advisor for college students and junior medical professionals.
Making fast and applicable medical judgements, and selecting the simplest plan of action to take for this reason, is without doubt one of the most crucial and tough components of teaching to turn into a physician. those true-to-life circumstances will educate scholars and junior medical professionals to acknowledge very important scientific stipulations, to request the proper pathological research and properly interpret these effects, and, therefore, to increase their diagnostic and administration skills.
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G. amiodarone, cassava) can interfere with iodine uptake by the thyroid and can therefore cause increased TSH secretion and subsequent goitre. Additional causes of thyroid enlargement include tumours (benign adenomas or malignant carcinomas), infection and granulomatous diseases. This woman’s blood results are normal except for thyroid function. TSH is elevated at twice the upper limit of normal, but free T4 levels are within the normal range. These results could be consistent with two possibilities: 1.
Her periods are becoming increasingly irregular and she has noticed a few hot flushes recently. Examination Physical examination reveals a well-looking, slightly overweight woman. There is slight f ullness in the anterior neck that is smooth, regular and non-tender, compatible with a goitre. There is no associated lymphadenopathy. 5 75 8 11 +ve (anti-TPO) Questions 1. What are the possible causes of a goitre? 2. Interpret the thyroid function test result. What thyroid state is suggested by these values, and what common causes may account for them?
Interpret the arterial blood gas results. What type of disorder is suggested? 2. What are the potential causes of this metabolic disturbance? Which is the likeliest cause (given the history and examination)? 3. Discuss the pathophysiology underlying the likely condition. What is the likely precipitant? 4. What are the principles of managing this patient in the short-term? 47 100 Cases in Clinical Pathology ANSWER 15 The arterial blood gas is consistent with a partly compensated metabolic acidosis.
100 Cases in Clinical Pathology by Eamon Shamil, Praful Ravi, Ashish Chandra