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27 May 2021: Articles

An Unusual Case of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Presenting as Impending Cardiac Tamponade in a Patient with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Challenging differential diagnosis, Management of emergency care, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis), Rare coexistence of disease or pathology

Ryan B. Sinit A , Janet H. Leung * , Wayne S. Hwang B , J. Susie Woo B , David M. Aboulafia A*

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.929249

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e929249

Table 1. Select results from the patient’s initial laboratory evaluation.

ResultReference range
  White blood cell count8.2×10 cells/L3.5–11.0×10 cells/L
  Platelet count243×10 cells/L150–400×10 cells/L
  Sodium129 mmol/L136–146 mmol/L
  Chloride95 mmol/L100–112 mmol/L
  Blood urea nitrogen12 mg/dL9–25 mg/dL
  Creatinine1.95 mg/dL0.72–1.25 mg/dL
  Total protein8.7 g/dL6.1–8.0 mg/dL
  Albumin4.3 g/dL3.0–5.0 g/dL
  Total cholesterol194 mg/dL
  Aspartate aminotransferase146 U/L10–40 U/L
  CD4+ T cell count814×10 cells/L404–1612×10 cells/L
  HIV viral loadN/A
  BNP21 pg/mL
  CPK88 U/L39–308 U/L
  Troponin I
BNP – brain natriuretic peptide; CPK – creatinine phosphokinase; N/A – not applicable.

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923