Myxedema coma.

  title={Myxedema coma.},
  author={Maxwell P Kwaku and Kenneth D. Burman},
  journal={Journal of intensive care medicine},
  volume={22 4},
Untreated or unrecognized hypothyroidism may progress to severe decompensated hypothyroidism or myxedema coma. Relatively few cases are reported in the literature since the first case was apparently reported from the St. Thomas Hospital in London in 1879. The paucity of cases may be due to either underreporting or improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated hypothyroidism. However, despite the ready availability of sensitive thyrotropin assays, the recognition and treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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