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Thyroid Emergencies Part 2 | Myxedema Coma

Matthieu DeClerck, MD, Mizuho Morrison, DO, and Andrew Grock, MD
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Extremes of disease spectrum can be seen in patients with thyroid disease. Matt DeClerk and Andy Grock review presentations of thyroid emergencies including thyroid storm and myxedema coma. The thyroid controls energy and metabolism. High – high energy, don’t sleep, lose weight, feel hot, palpitations/tachycardia, diarrhea (fast bowels). Low – low energy, sleep too much, gain weight, feel cold, bradycardia, constipation.Mild to moderate hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism need urgent PMD or endocrine follow-up. Myxedema coma or thyroid storm should go to ED.

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