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Endocrine

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Profuse sweating is a feature of (NEET 2014)



A Hypothyroid
B Diabetes

C Conn syndrome
D Pheochromocytoma

Ans. D

Pheochromocytoma

Clinical Features of Pheochromocytoma

Symptoms


1). Hypertension

a. M.C. manifestation of pheochromocytoma

b. 60% of the patients have sustained hypertension

c. 40% have paroxysmal hypertension

2).Arrhythmia, Sinus tachycardia, or Sinus bradycardia

3).Angina and myocardial infarction even in the

absence of coronary artery disease

4). Profuse sweating

5). Mild to moderate Weight loss

6). Impaired carbohydrate tolerance

7). Orthostatic hypotension

8). Hypercalcemia, Abdominal pain

9). Increase hematocrit


Extra Edge:

1). Wheezing is not a feature.

2). Headache, palpitation & diaphoresis are the classic triad of pheochromocytomas

3). Symptoms may be precipitated by straining, exercise, stress, pressure on the abdomen, surgery, or parturition-or by agents such as beta-blockers, IV contrast agents, or the tricyclic (MCQ)

Complications:

1). Heart failure

2). Dilated cardiomyopathy

3). Arrhythmias

4). Stroke

5). Death due to hypertensive crisis.

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