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A 70-year-old woman has had recurrent pneumonia, ...

Euthyroid sick syndrome

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euthyroid sick syndrome is sometimes called "low T3 syndrome." Also you know that the patient is euthyroid because her T4 and TSH are within the reference range. She is sick.

yotsubato  This is not in FA btw. +4  
niboonsh  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482219/ probably caused by her recurrent pneumonia +1  
eacv  I though in this one as a sick sinus syndrome hahaha in UW. +