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Title: Mentale achteruitgang en myxoedeem coma
Authors: DE KEULENAER, BL ×
ROBBRECHT, S
SCHEPENS, D
DE BACKER, AI
WYFFELS, G
Wilmer, Peter Alexander #
Issue Date: 2003
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor geneeskunde vol:59 issue:13 pages:873-878
Abstract: Myxedema coma: case report and review of literature
Myxedema coma is caused by a marked and prolonged depletion of thyroid hormones. The cardinal features of myxedema coma are: defective thermoregulation to the point of hypothermia, altered mental status to the point of coma, and identifiable precipitating events.
This condition is a medical emergency, since it is fatal in approximately 50% of the cases. Initiation of treatment should not be delayed until results of the thyroid function studies are available.
ISSN: 0371-683X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
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