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MYXEDEMA COMA CLINICAL FEATURES

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MYXEDEMA COMA CLINICAL FEATURES

1. Metabolic cause of decreased consciousness - mortality of 30-40%
2. Due to progressive, poorly treated hypothyroidism.
3. Clinical - hypothermia, hypoglycemia, seizures, myxedema madness, hypoventilation, bradycardia, hypotension, pericardial effusion, adrenal insufficiency.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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