Which lab findings suggest myxedema coma (crisis)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Hyponatremia with low serum osmolality

Because of decreased renal perfusion, serum creatinine levels are usually elevated

Hypoglycemia is common and may also be caused by reduced nutrition, sepsis, or the associated adrenal insufficiency.

Complete blood count: leukocytosis may not be seen because of hypothermia. A white blood cell differential may be one of the few clues to the presence of infection.

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