Severe angioedema in myxedema coma: a difficult airway in a rare endocrine emergency.

Abstract

Myxedema coma is the most lethal manifestation of hypothyroidism. It is a true medical emergency and can result in profound hemodynamic instability and airway compromise. Myxedema coma currently remains a diagnostic challenge due to the rarity of cases seen today, and failure to promptly initiate therapy with replacement thyroid hormone can be fatal. As… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2008.12.027

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