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MKSAP 19 Q & A

A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, and menorrhagia. She has no recent history of iodinated contrast or iodine supplementation. She takes no medications.

On physical examination, other than a pulse rate of 56/min, vital signs are normal. BMI is 22. The thyroid is firm and diffusely enlarged two times the normal size. Also noted are dry cool skin and dry coarse hair. No thyroid nodules are palpated.

Laboratory studies show a thyroid-stimulating hormone level of 12 μU/mL (12 mU/L).

Which of the following is the most appropriate next diagnostic test?

A: Free thyroxine measurement
B: Free triiodothyronine measurement
C: Thyroid peroxidase antibody titer
D: Thyroid ultrasonography

Answer and Critique

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