Endocrine System

{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Hypertension in the pediatric age group is an uncommon and extremely concerning complaint.\n\nUnlike in adults, the majority of these cases are secondary in nature - thus a careful search for an underlying etiology is essential.\n\nThe list of secondary causes of hypertension is broad, and includes renal parenchymal diseases, renovascular abnormalities and endocrinopathies such as Conn\u0027s disease, Cushing\u0027s disease, Pheochromocytoma, and Hyperthyroidism.\n\nHowever, the combination of hypertension, headache and palpitations in this patient is rather unusual, and hints at either hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma as the likely etiology.\n\nHis examination is inconclusive, showing no signs that might favor hyperthyroidism, although this by no means"}]}

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