Fawn M. Langerman

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Myxedema coma

I. What every physician needs to know. Myxedema coma (or myxoedema coma) is defined as severe hypothyroidism that leads to altered mental status and hypothermia, as well as hypoglycemia, hyponatremia and hypoventilation. It can be the end-point of severe, long-standing, untreated (or under-treated) hypothyroidism or can be a hypothyroidism crisis precipitated by infection, infarction, cold…

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