Acute endocrine presentations in general practice

Graves’ disease in a young woman

Vivienne Miller



A 28-year-old woman presents with anxiety and weight loss. What steps do you take to reach a diagnosis?

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Tamsin is a 28-year-old woman whom you have seen several times in the past year for routine care. She is taking no medications and has no known medical problems. Her boyfriend is concerned about her anxiety levels and her weight loss. Tamsin is in a very stressful job and works long hours. She has lost about 4 kg in weight in the past six weeks without changing her diet or exercise.