Myxedema

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Myxedema

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 45 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Myxedema coma in a patient with type 1 neurofibromatosis: rare association].
 

Author(s): Denise Tieko Sasazawa, Daniela Miti Tsukumo, Cristina Alba Lalli

Journal: Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2013 Dec;57(9):743-7.

 

Myxedema coma, a rare but fatal emergency, is an extreme expression of hypothyroidism. We describe a 51-year-old male patient who has discontinued hypothyroidism treatment 10 months earlier and developed lethargy, edema, and cold intolerance symptoms. He also had a previous diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2014

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Preradial myxedema in a euthyroid male: A distinct rarity.
 

Author(s): Shyam Verma, Franco Rongioletti, Markus Braun-Falco, Thomas Ruzicka

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Localized or pretibial myxedema is one of the signs of Graves disease (along with goiter, exophthalmus, thyroid acropathy, and high circulating levels of long-acting thyroid-stimulating hormone) and usually tends to occur at a later stage of the disease or even after the patient becomes ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2013

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"Myxedema madness" associated with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and obstructive sleep apnea.
 

Author(s): J Matthew Neal, Rodney Joe O Yuhico

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This is the case report of a 32-year-old obese male with a history of agitation, hallucinations, and delirium, recently diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism; he gave a several month history of fatigue with nocturnal snoring and frequent awakening. Polysomnogram revealed severe OSA; ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2012

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of pretibial myxedema (PTM) with topical steroid ointment application with sealing cover (steroid occlusive dressing technique: steroid ODT) in Graves' patients.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Takasu, Haruyo Higa, Yoshino Kinjou

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2010 ;49(7):665-9.

 

Localized pretibial myxedema (PTM) is a sign of Graves' disease. A 53-year-old man with Graves' disease was admitted with the development of PTM following radioisotope (131)I treatment for Graves' hyperthyroidism. TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) titer was also increased after (131)I ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2010

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Myxedema ascites: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Jeong-Seon Ji, Hiun-Suk Chae, Young-Seok Cho, Hyung-Keun Kim, Sung-Soo Kim, Chang-Wook Kim, Chang-Don Lee, Bo-In Lee, Hwang Choi, Kang-Moon Lee, Hye-Kyung Lee, Kyu-Yong Choi

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2006 Aug;21(4):761-4.

 

Myxedema ascites caused by hypothyroidism is rare, so its diagnosis is often delayed and patients frequently receive unnecessary procedures such as liver biopsies and exploratory laparotomies. We report a 71-yr-old man with clinical ascites that was the first manifestation of hypothyroidism, ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2006

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Myxedema coma: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): C R Wall

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2000 Dec;62(11):2485-90.

 

Myxedema coma, the extreme manifestation of hypothyroidism, is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition. Patients with hypothyroidism may exhibit a number of physiologic alterations to compensate for the lack of thyroid hormone. If these homeostatic mechanisms are overwhelmed ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2000

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