Case Study_ Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Alyah Hayes Intro to Disease Case Study Hashimoto\u2019s Thyroiditis 1 Chief Complaint large painless swelling

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Alyah Hayes Intro to Disease 3-12-2020 Case Study: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis 1. Chief Complaint- large, painless swelling in her neck. 2. The large painless swelling in the neck is called a goitre. 3. The woman experienced the swelling for over 2 years before being examined. 4. The woman had no complaints and she felt generally well. 5. The swelling was treated by a partial thyroidectomy. 6. Objective Findings a. T3 1.2nmol/I normal range b. T4 12nmol/I normal range c. TSH 4.3mU/I normal range d. Titre antibodies and thyroid peroxidase (1/640000) were high, the normal range is less than 35. 7. Euthyroid- having a normally functioning thyroid gland. 8. This is a hypothyroid condition. 9. Etiology- Autoimmune disease, a disorder when the immune system turns against the body tissues. 10.Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme that is made in the thyroid and is involved in the produce of the thyroid hormone. References DerSarkissian, Carol. “Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments.” WebMD , WebMD, 25 Nov. 2018, - treatments#1 . Jr., Robert Ferry. “Thyroid Peroxidase Test: Range, Levels & Results.” MedicineNet , MedicineNet, 13 Nov. 2019, .

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