Myxedema Coma

@article{Fliers2003MyxedemaC,
  title={Myxedema Coma},
  author={Eric Fliers and Wilmar M. Wiersinga},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={137-141}
}
Myxedema coma is a complication of long-standing untreated hypothyroidism and is one of the very few endocrine emergencies. The term is largely a misnomer since most patients are not comatose. The condition represents a form of decompensated hypothyroidism characterized by marked impairment of central nervous system (CNS) and cardiovascular function. Recognition of myxedema coma is difficult because of its low prevalence and aspecific symptoms. Once suspected, treatment can be life-saving and… CONTINUE READING

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