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where would you see eosinophilic infiltration of the mucosa of the small intestine?
also just an FYI, her achilles reflex symptom is called Woltman Sign and can be seen in many cases of hypothyroidism
got the right answer but does anyone know why a lingual thyroid would cause hypothyroidism instead of hyperthyroidism? because I know patients who have a lingual thyroid removed are at risk of hypothyroidism
Probably not scientifically accurate, but the body is like, hey, lingual thyroid, you're in the wrong place, you don't get to grow! Hypothyroidism ensues. Plus I don't think you'd be able to swallow if you had a normal-sized thyroid literally inside your throat.
@ruready4this, she probably has hypothyroidism because her lingual thyroid isn't functioning enough like a normal sized thyroid. The question mentioned no palpable thyroid gland, as in the lingual thyroid is doing all of the work due to an absent thyroid gland in the neck. This is actually the reason why patients who have a lingual thyroid removed are at risk for hypothyroidism- once you remove it, you have zero tissue producing thyroxine.
So potassium does not become diluted in SIADH?
I feel like I was overthinking this question so much for some reason!! C definitely makes the most sense but I was also wondering what would happen to potassium. Then I was thinking maybe the excess ADH would suppress aldosterone secretion and serum potassium concentration would actually be higher
@frijoles Aldosterone can adjust the K+ levels: too much water --> less aldosterone --> no excretion of K+, so this helps retain the K+ to a normal level. However, less aldosterone also means --> more excretion of Na+, so the hyponatremia is not corrected.
Exactly. I knew it had to due with fusion of the neuropores but had never heard of sclerotomes. Thanks for the explanation.
Fuck I picked "Formation of neural tube" but yea that makes sense... that would affect the whole CNS
I also never heard of sclerotomes and I chose that and then switched it to formation of the neural tube because I thought that was close enough ugh close enough is not the right answer