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      Thyroid emergencies.

      The Medical clinics of North America
      Adrenergic beta-Antagonists, therapeutic use, Antithyroid Agents, Coma, diagnosis, drug therapy, etiology, Emergencies, Humans, Iodides, Myxedema, complications, therapy, Thyroid Crisis, Thyroid Function Tests, Thyroid Gland, physiopathology

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          This review presents current knowledge about the thyroid emergencies known as myxedema coma and thyrotoxic storm. Understanding the pathogenesis of these conditions, appropriate recognition of the clinical signs and symptoms, and their prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment are crucial in optimizing survival. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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