Raj Sehgal

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I. Problem/Condition. Excess production (or ingestion) of thyroid hormone. II. Diagnostic Approach A. What is the differential diagnosis for this problem? Autoimmune Disease: Graves’ disease, Hashitoxicosis Thyroid Nodules: Toxic multinodular goiter, thyroid adenomaContinue Reading Thyroiditis: de Quervain’s (subacute granulomatous) thyroiditis, painless (including postpartum), radiation, amiodarone Exogenous thyroid hormone Central (TSH-mediated) hyperthyroidism Ectopic hyperthyroidism: Metastatic follicular…

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia Paresthetica I. What every physician needs to know. Meralgia paresthetica is a neurologic disorder characterized by paresthesias and numbness in the anterolateral thigh, typically caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) from external (tight clothing) or internal (obesity, pregnancy, pelvic tumors) sources. The term comes from the Greek meros (thigh) and…

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