What care should be given prior to confirmation of a myxedema coma (crisis) diagnosis?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Myxedema coma is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. If the diagnosis is suspected, immediate management is necessary before confirming the diagnosis due to the high associated mortality rate. Patients with myxedema coma should be managed in an intensive care unit with continuous cardiac monitoring. Initial steps in management include the elements below.

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