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Diagnosis of Myxoedema Coma

In this article we will discuss the Diagnosis of Myxoedema Coma

In this article, we will discuss the Diagnosis of Myxoedema Coma. So, let’s get started.

Diagnosis

1. T3, T4, TSH: The T3 and T4 levels are low and TSH levels are high.

2. Plasma cortisol: This is done to find out cortisol insufficiency which is commonly associated with it.

3. Random blood sugar: Hypoglycemia can occur.

4. Blood gas analysis: It is done in order to find out hypoxemia and hypercapnia.

5. Serum sodium and plasma osmolarity: Dilutional hyponatremia is common in 50% of patients due to inappropriate secretion of ADH.

6. EKG: For low voltage graph or cardiac involvement (conduction defects, pericardial effusion)

7. Chest x-ray: May show cardiomegaly due to pericardial effusion or features of congestive cardiac failure.

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