By R. Turner, Chris Hatton, Roger Blackwood
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The thyroid becomes slightly enlarged in pregnancy. Ask patient to swallow — does thyroid rise normally? Is thyroid fixed? Can you get below the lump? If not, percuss over upper sternum for retrosternal extension Are there cervical lymph nodes? g. g. buccal pigmentation – postural hypotension – if female, decreased body hair Cushing’s syndrome (Plate 1d) – truncal obesity, round, red face with hirsutism – thin skin and bruising, pink striae, hypertension – proximal muscle weakness Diabetes Diabetic complications include: – skin lesions Necrobiosis lipoidica — ischaemia in skin, usually on shins, 44 Chapter 2: General Examination – – – – – leading to fatty replacement of dermis, covered by thin skin.
Can have a depressed centre or ulcerate. Bullae Blisters due to burns, infection of the skin, allergy or, rarely, autoimmune diseases affecting adhesion within epidermis (pemphigus) or at the epidermal–dermal junction (pemphigoid). Café-au-lait patches Permanent discrete brown macules of varying size and shape. If large and numerous, suggests neurofibromatosis. Drug eruptions (Plate 3c) Usually macular, symmetrical distribution. Can be urticaria, eczematous and various forms, including erythema multiforme or erythema nodosum (see below).
Specimen history Mr John Smith. Aged 52. Machine operator. Oxford. c/o severe chest pain for 2 hours. History of present illness – Perfectly well until 6 months ago. When he stopped, the pain went off after 2 minutes. Glyceryl trinitrate spray relieved the pain rapidly. Last month the pain came on with less exercise after 100 yards. m. whilst sitting at work the chest pain came on without provocation. It was the worst pain he had ever experienced in his life and he thought he was going to die.
Clinical Skills (Lecture Notes) by R. Turner, Chris Hatton, Roger Blackwood