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THYROID DISORDERS: 

T H Y R O I D D I S O R D E R S By JISY JOSE 2 nd YEAR MSc NURSING YNC

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Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle.

THYROID GLAND: 

THYROID GLAND

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Thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones . The hormone are thyroxine , also called T4, and triiodothyroxine (T3) and calcitonin .

PHYSIOLOGY: 

PHYSIOLOGY Thyroid hormones influences: Metabolism, Growth and development, and Body temperature. During infancy and childhood, it is crucial for brain development.

DISORDERS OF THYROID GLAND: 

DISORDERS OF THYROID GLAND

HYPERTHYROIDISM : 

HYPERTHYROIDISM Pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormone The condition resulting from excessive activity of thyroid gland characterized by increased basal metabolism

HYPOTHYROIDISM : 

HYPOTHYROIDISM Insufficient production of thyroid hormone This pathological condition may leads to myxedema and cretinism

HYPOTHYROIDISM: 

HYPOTHYROIDISM An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone , which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate.

1.CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM: 

1.CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM 1 in 4000 live births. Twice as common in girls than boys.

Etiology: 

Etiology Absent,underdeveloped , ectopic thyroid gland Biochemical defects Maternal intake of medications. Maternal antibiotics .

Pathophysiology: 

Pathophysiology Etiological factors Decreased stimulation by TRH Inadequate secretion of TSH from hypothalamus Thyroid hormone deficiency hypothyroidism

clinical features : 

clinical features Skin mottling Large fontanel,tongue Hypotonia Slow reflexes Distended abdomen

Diagnosis: 

Diagnosis Neonatal screening Thyroid scan.

Management: 

Management Life long thyroid hormone replacement levothyroxine Single daily oral dose Dosage is titrated to maintain TSH & T4 normal level.

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Nursing management

2.ACQUIRED HYPOTHYROIDISM: 

2.ACQUIRED HYPOTHYROIDISM Etiology: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Surgical thyroidectomy Radioactive iodine therapy Radiation therapy

Pathophysiology: 

Pathophysiology Thyroid blocking immunoglobulins TSH receptor sites Decreased production of T3,T4 hypothyrodism

Clinical features: 

Clinical features Goiter Dry,thick skin Coarse,dull hair Fatigue Cold intolerance Constipation

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Weight gain Decreased linear growth Edema of face,eyes & hands Increased sleep.

Diagnosis: 

Diagnosis Elevated TSH level. Low T4 level. Presence of circulating antibodies.

Treatment: 

Treatment Thyroid hormone replacement therapy : levothyroxine Dosage varies with age Dose is titrated.

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Nursing management

HYPER THYROIDISM: 

HYPER THYROIDISM An autoimmune condition in which excessive thyroid hormones are produced by an enlarged thyroid gland.

Incidence: 

Incidence 1 in 5000 Incidence in girls is five times more than boys. 11 – 15 ;peak age 2 nd most prevalent endocrine disorder.

Etiology: 

Etiology Not definite. Familial tendency . Maternal thyrotoxicosis . Excessive ingestion of thyroid hormone.

Pathophysiology: 

Pathophysiology Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins TSH receptor sites increased production of T3,T4 hyperthyrodism

Clinical features: 

Clinical features

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cardinal signs. Physical signs. Thyroid storm.

Diagnostic evaluation: 

Diagnostic evaluation Thorough history. Laboratory investigations Intravenous iodine intake Detection of immunoglobulins Radiological examination

Management: 

Management Antithyroid drug therapy

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2.Radioactive iodine treatment

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3. Surgical management

Surgical complications:: 

Surgical complications: Hemorrhage (bleeding) beneath the neck wound. Thyroid storm. Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve.

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Injury to a portion of the superior laryngeal nerve Wound infection Hypoparathyroidism

GOITER: 

GOITER

Etiology: 

Etiology Deficient thyroid hormone production . Hyperthyroidism infection and inflammation Tumor and infiltration Idiopathic iatrogenic

Clinical features: 

Clinical features visible swelling at the base of neck A tight feeling in throat Coughing Hoarseness Difficulty swallowing Difficulty breathing

Diagnostic evaluation: 

Diagnostic evaluation Free thyroxine ( T4 ) Thyroid scan and uptake Thyroid stimulating hormone ( TSH ) Ultrasound of thyroid

Treatment: 

Treatment A goiter only needs to be treated if it is causing symptoms. Treatments for an enlarged thyroid include: Radioactive iodine to shrink the gland, particularly if the thyroid is producing too much thyroid hormone

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Surgery ( thyroidectomy ) to remove all or part of the gland Small doses of Lugol's iodine or potassium iodine solution if the goiter is due to iodine deficiency Treatment with thyroid hormone supplements if the goiter is due to underactive thyroid

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Complications Difficulty swallowing or breathing Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Thyroid cancer Toxic nodular goiter

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INBORN ERRORS OF METABOLISM

PHENYLKETOURIA: 

PHENYLKETOURIA An autosomal recessive disorder causing deficiency of the enyme phenylalanine hydroxylase which is responsible for conversion of phenylalanine to tyrosine in the liver.

etiology: 

etiology Unknown Defect of single enyme,phenylalanine hydroxylase .

Symptoms : 

Symptoms Phenylalanine plays a role in the body's production of melanin , Therefore, infants with the condition often have lighter skin, hair, and eyes than brothers or sisters without the disease.

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Other symptoms may include : Delayed mental and social skills Head size significantly below normal Hyperactivity Jerking movements of the arms or legs

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Mental retardation Seizures Skin rashes Tremors Unusual positioning of hands

Diagnostic measures: 

Diagnostic measures Guthric blood test Ferric chloride test Phenistix test Pneumoencephalography Qualitative flurometric assay Tandem mass spectrometry.

treatment: 

treatment diet that is extremely low in phenylalanine. A special infant formula called Lofenalac is made for infants with PKU. Taking supplements such as fish oil to replace the long chain fatty acids missing from a

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standard phenylalanine-free diet may help improve neurologic development, including fine motor coordination. Other specific supplements, such as iron or carnitine , may be needed.

Complications : 

Complications Severe mental retardation occurs if the disorder is untreated. ADHD appears to be the most common problem seen in those who do not stick to a very low-phenylalanine diet.

Prevention : 

Prevention An enzyme assay can determine if parents carry the gene for PKU. Chorionic villus sampling can be done during pregnancy to screen the unborn baby for PKU.