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Endocrinology

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NOT a feature of hypothyroidism is - (AIIMS May 2014)



A Short metacarpals in hands

B Delayed puberty

C Delayed bone age

D Altered upper and lower segment ratio

Ans. A

Short metacarpal in hands

Hypothyroidism

o Hypothyroidism results from deficient production of thyroid hormone or a defect in thyroid hormone receptor activity.

o Hypothyroidism may be : -

i) Congenital - Present since birth

ii) Acquired - Symptoms appear after a period of apparently normal thyroid function.

Hypothyroidism causes -

i) Delayed bone growth (Bone age markedly delayed)

ii) Delayed puberty &

iii) Alteration in upper and lower segment ratio (upper segment > lower segment)

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