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Myxedema Coma (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

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 7/31/2014
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