Open Access Case Report Article ID: IJCEM-5-136

    A fatal case of myxedema coma

    Fatima Zahra El Bouazzaoui*, Imane Boubagura, Sana Rafi, Ghizlane El Mghari and Nawal El Ansari

    Myxedema coma is a rare clinical condition that represents severe hypothyroidism decompensation usually occurs in patient with long-standing undiagnosed hypothyroidism and is usually precipitated by infection and discontinuation of supplements treatment. Clinical symptoms are a mental decreased status, hypothermia, bradycardia, hypotension, hypoglycemia and hypoventilation. Thyroid hormone measurement allows the diagnosis. Protocols with rapid intravenous high doses of thyroid hormone, warming and mechanical ventilation may improve the prognosis. The purpose of the present article is to describe a fatal case of myxedema coma in elderly-woman occurring in the context of immunodeficiency.


    Published on: May 2, 2019 Pages: 13-15

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijcem.000036
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