Misdiagnosis of Myxedema coma
Myxedema coma: Hidden Causes Misdiagnosed?
Causes of Myxedema coma may include these medical conditions:
- 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
- more causes...»
Myxedema coma: Medical Mistakes
Related medical mistakes may include:
Myxedema coma: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Common Misdiagnoses and Myxedema coma
Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of
medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present
in a variety of different severities.
Diseases in this group include multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia,
thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism),
chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes - all of these can have vague symptoms in their early presentations.
Also, depression can have some symptoms similar to these conditions, and also the reverse,
that many of these conditions can mimic depression and be misdiagnosed as depression.
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form
of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer.
Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash
with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump.
This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility
for certain types of breast symptoms.
Thyroid disorders greatly under-diagnosed: One study found that about 10% of people
had undiagnosed thyroid disorders, mostly hyperthyroidism, but also hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of thyroid disorders are often mild, making the symptoms easy to overlook, or misdiagnose
as another less serious condition.
See symptoms of thyroid disorders or misdiagnosis of thyroid disorders.
Myxedema coma: Rare Types
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
- Chronic Major Diseases -- Rare Types:
- Women's Reproductive Health -- rare types of diseases:
- Women's General Health: rare types of diseases:
- Pregnancy: rare types of diseases:
- more rare diseases...»
Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Myxedema coma:
The following medical news items
are relevant to misdiagnosis of Myxedema coma:
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Myxedema coma
or confirming a diagnosis of Myxedema coma,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Myxedema coma may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Myxedema coma.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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