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Myxedema in patient of hypothyroidism

 

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The clinical features of hypothyroidism are variable, many a times nonspecific. 

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A high index of suspicion is necessary especially in patients who are at risk for developing hypothyroidism but still are subtle in their presentation. 

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The clinical features vary with age of onset and severity of hypothyroidism

 

 Clinical manifestations of hypothyroidism in general / in adults.

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Fatigue

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Lethargy 

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Mental impairment 

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Depression

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Goiter

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Non-pitting Edema (swelling of body, limbs which does not pit on pressure) 

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Menstrual abnormalities in women

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Cold intolerance

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Hoarseness of voice

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Repeated abortions in productive age of women.

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Dry skin

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Weight gain 

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Arthralgias (pain joints)

 

 Hypothyroidism during adolescence

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Delayed puberty

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Growth retardation with delayed bone age

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Galactorrhoea (secretion of milk at nipple)

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Menstrual disorders in adolescent girls

 

 Hypothyroidism during childhood

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Dry skin, generalized myxedema

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Constipation

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Delayed dentition (eruption of teeth)

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Growth retardation (failure to grow)

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Delayed skeletal maturation (bone growth)

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Myopathy (muscle weakness)

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Precocious sexual development (abnormal sexual development)

 

 Clinical manifestations of congenital hypothyroidism

 Early neonatal hypothyroidism

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Prolonged icterus (jaundice at birth)

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Edema (swelling of body )

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Birth weight > 4 kg

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Post datism : gestation > 42 weeks

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Poor feeding, hypothermia (decreased body temperature)

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Abdominal distension

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Large posterior fontanelle (soft area in skull of new born)

 

 Onset during lst month

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Peripheral cyanosis / mottling (blueness of body)

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Respiratory distress (breathing difficulty)

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Failure to gain weight

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Constipation

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Decreased activity

 

 Onset during first 3 months

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Umbilical hernia (protrusion of abdomen at navel)

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Constipation

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Hoarse cry

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Macroglossia (large tongue)

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Generalized myxedema (swelling of body)

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Dry skin

 

 

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