Thyroid gland disorder emergencies: thyroid storm and myxedema coma.

Abstract

Although thyroid dysfunction will develop in more than 12% of the US population during their lifetimes, true thyroid emergencies are rare. Thyroid storm and myxedema coma are endocrine emergencies resulting from thyroid hormone dysregulation, usually coupled with an acute illness as a precipitant. Careful assessment of risk and rapid action, once danger is… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e31829bb8c3

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