How are corticosteroids used to treat myxedema coma (crisis)?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients presenting with myxedema coma may have adrenal insufficiency and stress doses of IV steroids must be administered along with initial thyroid replacement until adrenal function has been determined to be normal.


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