Endocrine Question #14

Question

The nurse is caring for a client with a new diagnosis of Grave’s Disease. The nurse analyzes assessment data and determines the client has which of the following physical findings that are characteristic of Grave’s Disease? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. 10 pound weight gain in two months
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  2. Amenorrhea–reported 2 periods in six months
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  3. Several small scattered petechia over trunk of body
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  4. Apical heart rate 122
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Explanation

Grave’s disease is presents with symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. Hyperthyroid characteristics include answers found in B, C, and D: Irregular menstrual periods, easy bruising potential, and tachycardia. Grave’s may present with weight loss NOT weight gain.

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