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CLINICAL               3        PATIENT PRESENTATIONS RELATED TO THE
          PRESENTATION
                                          ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND METABOLISM




             Patient presentations span all relevant age                              The Guide to clinical presentations in this category may
             categories, special populations, and varied                              include, but is not limited to, the following ways in which
             clinical settings.                                                       patients present for osteopathic medical care:


                                                                                      monofilament testing  • myxedema  • retinopathy  • striae  • thyromegaly and
                                                                                      goiter  • tremors  • Trousseau sign


                                                                                      LABORATORY TEST FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
                                                                                      abnormalities of serum parathyroid hormone levels  • abnormalities of thyroid
                                                                                      function tests (eg, TSH, free or total T4 or T3)  • computed tomography imaging  •
                                                                                      electrolyte disturbances (eg, hyper/hypocalcemia, hyper/hypokalemia,
                                                                                      pseudohyperkalemia, hyper/hyponatremia, pseudohyponatremia), hyper/
             3.1     ABNORMALITIES OF WEIGHT AND STATURE; OBESITY                     hypophosphatemia, hyper/hypomagnesemia, hyper/hypochloremia)  • growth
             3.2     ENDOCRINE AND NECK MASSES                                        hormone deficiency  • hemoglobin A1c  • hyper/hypoglycemia  • magnetic
                                                                                      resonance imaging  • nuclear medicine imaging  • radiography  • sonography  •
             3.3     HYPOTHERMIA AND HYPERTHERMIA
                                                                                      thyroid peroxidase antibodies  • urine microalbumin/creatinine
             3.4     POLYURIA, POLYDIPSIA, POLYPHAGIA; DIABETES MELLITUS
             3.5     PHYSICAL EXAM FINDINGS RELATED TO THE ENDOCRINE
                  SYSTEM AND METABOLISM
             3.6     LABORATORY TEST FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
                  RELATED TO THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND METABOLISM


















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