Weekly NCLEX/HESI Question for January 13


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January 13

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The family of a 14 year old teenage boy brings him to see the health care provider because he has become lethargic and withdrawn.  The boy himself denies any reason for the visit. As the nurse assesses the patient she notes a decrease in blood pressure, impaired attention span, memory loss and paranoia.  In addition, the patient has an unexplained 25-30 pound weight gain. The health care provider orders blood work and an EKG. What is the most likely cause of these symptoms?
Antisocial behavior related to teenagers
Ingestion of an unknown substance
Thyroid storm
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is (d). These symptoms are in line with a person suffering from hypothyroidism.
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