Myxedema Coma (cont.)
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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
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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