Myxedema

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Myxedema

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Myxedema Coma.
 

Author(s): Atif Munir

Journal: J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. ;30(1):119-120.

 

Myxedema may be the first presentation of patients with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Definitive management is with thyroid hormone but supportive measures, identification and treatment of precipitating factors in an appropriately safe environment are vital. There is no consensus about ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Utility of rituximab treatment for exophthalmos, myxedema, and osteoarthropathy syndrome resistant to corticosteroids due to Graves' disease: a case report.
 

Author(s): Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Ruben Casados-V, Pedro Paúl-Gaytán, Victoria Mendoza-Zubieta

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Exophthalmos, myxedema, and osteoarthropathy syndrome is a very rare condition that is associated with Graves' disease. The presence of dermopathy and the involvement of joint/bone tissues indicate that it seems to be related with the severity of the autoimmune process. Owing to its ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Myasthenic Crisis Complicated with Myxedema, Positive for Both Anti-acetylcholine Receptor and Anti-muscle-specific Tyrosine Kinase Antibodies.
 

Author(s): Kazuhiro Horiuchi, Azusa Nagai, Masahiro Wakita, Shotaro Ito, Kei Takamura, Hideki Houzen

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2018 Jan;57(2):265-268.

 

We herein report the case of myasthenic crisis occurring in a 51-year-old man. He had experienced ptosis, increased body weight with edema, and fatigue with dyspnea. He presented at our emergency department with disturbed consciousness. He was originally diagnosed with myxedema coma, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Myxedema" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Myxedema coma].
 

Author(s): Leonardo F L Rizzo, Daniela L Mana, Oscar D Bruno, Leonard Wartofsky

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2017 ;77(4):321-328.

 

Hypothyroidism is a frequently diagnosed and simply treated disease. If not recognised, however, in time it may develop into the most severe manifestation of hypothyroidism known as myxedema coma. The term "myxedema coma" is generally seen as misleading since most patients do not ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatment of pretibial myxedema (PTM) with topical steroid ointment application with sealing cover (steroid occlusive dressing technique: steroid ODT) in Graves' patients.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Takasu, Haruyo Higa, Yoshino Kinjou

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2010 ;49(7):665-9.

 

Localized pretibial myxedema (PTM) is a sign of Graves' disease. A 53-year-old man with Graves' disease was admitted with the development of PTM following radioisotope (131)I treatment for Graves' hyperthyroidism. TSH receptor antibody (TRAb) titer was also increased after (131)I ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Myxedema ascites: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Jeong-Seon Ji, Hiun-Suk Chae, Young-Seok Cho, Hyung-Keun Kim, Sung-Soo Kim, Chang-Wook Kim, Chang-Don Lee, Bo-In Lee, Hwang Choi, Kang-Moon Lee, Hye-Kyung Lee, Kyu-Yong Choi

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2006 Aug;21(4):761-4.

 

Myxedema ascites caused by hypothyroidism is rare, so its diagnosis is often delayed and patients frequently receive unnecessary procedures such as liver biopsies and exploratory laparotomies. We report a 71-yr-old man with clinical ascites that was the first manifestation of hypothyroidism, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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