Case Study, continued
Andrew is a 49-year-old Caucasian male who is seen by a primary care doctor. He reports that for the last 1-2 years or longer he has experienced moderate fatigue, aches and pains in multiple joints, impotence, and mild depression. He has a family history including diabetes in both parents, and an older brother who died of liver disease at age 60. Andrew is unsure of his brother’s complete medical condition, but thought he was a heavy drinker. Andrew denies personal use of tobacco and is taking neither prescribed or over-the-counter drugs. He states he drinks alcoholic beverages, mostly on weekends. The physician orders routine lab tests including a chemistry panel, CBC, lipid panel, and urinalysis.
What about this patient’s medical and family histories suggests that he might have HH?
Please select the single best answer