Myxedema Coma (cont.)
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Myxedema Coma Symptoms
Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include the following:
People who have myxedema coma are in or near a coma and not able to function normally. They require emergency care.
When to Seek Medical Care for Myxedema Coma
People who have hypothyroidism and develop fever, changes in behavior or mental status, shortness of breath, or increased swelling of the hands and feet should be taken to an emergency department. Be sure to tell the doctor that the patient has hypothyroidism.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/22/2016
Mohammad Alshanti, MD, MBBS
Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE
Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS
Mary L Windle, PharmD
George T Griffing, MD
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