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Myxedema coma

Myxedema coma: Introduction

Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma is a rare, life-threatening condition, occurs late in the progression of hypothyroidism. The condition is seen typically in elderly women and is often precipitated by infection, medication, environmental exposure, or other metabolic-related stresses. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myxedema coma is available below.

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Myxedema coma: Complications

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Causes of Myxedema coma

  • Myxedema coma/crisis is a physiologic decompensation of severe primary or secondary hypothyroidism that is usually caused byadditional physiologic stress.Specific types of such stress are asfollows: infection/systemic illness, cold environmental temperatures, trauma, burns, decreased cerebral blood flow/cerebrovascular accident, decreased cardiac output/congestive heart failure Respiratory acidosis and drugs
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Myxedema coma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Myxedema coma

Prognosis for Myxedema coma: Once the disease has progressed to myxedema coma, the mortality rate may exceed 20% in the treated population.

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More information about Myxedema coma

  1. Myxedema coma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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