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What is Myxedema coma?

What is Myxedema coma?

  • 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.

Myxedema coma: Introduction

Types of Myxedema coma:

Broader types of Myxedema coma:

How serious is Myxedema coma?

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

What causes Myxedema coma?

Causes of Myxedema coma: see causes of Myxedema coma

What are the symptoms of Myxedema coma?

Symptoms of Myxedema coma: see symptoms of Myxedema coma

Complications of Myxedema coma: see complications of Myxedema coma

Onset of Myxedema coma: Myxedema coma/crisis occurs most commonly in older women with long-standing, undiagnosed or under treated hypothyroidism who experience an additionalsignificant stress,such asinfection,a systemic disease, certain medications, and exposure to a cold environment.

Myxedema coma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myxedema coma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myxedema coma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myxedema coma: Endocrinologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myxedema coma.
Treatments for Myxedema coma: see treatments for Myxedema coma
Research for Myxedema coma: see research for Myxedema coma

Name and Aliases of Myxedema coma

Main name of condition: Myxedema coma

Other names or spellings for Myxedema coma:

Myxedema crisis


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