Generally asked questions about cachexia in viva-voice


Q: What are the causes of cachexia in an elderly patient?

A:  Below can be cause of cachexia in elderly patient

  • Tuberculosis,
  • diabetes mellitus,
  • thyrotoxicosis,
  • malignancy,
  • malnutrition or malabsorption.

Q: What investigation would you suggest in this case?

A: I will take the details history and investigate accordingly –

  • Chest X ray
  • Blood sugar


Q: If the patient has goitre, what history would you like to take?

A:  Appetite, heat intolerance, weight loss.


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