Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
TICSE, Ray et al. Myxedema coma and renal failure: Case Report and Review of literature. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.2, pp. 82-85. ISSN 1018-130X.
Myxedema coma is a rare complication of hypothyroidism and is associated with alterations in electrolyte reabsorption, decrease glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow. It is known that these alterations may be reversible with hormone replacement such as levothyroxine. We present three cases of patients with myxedema coma associated with renal failure with unfavorable outcome in all despite treatment. A review of the literature is presented. (Rev Med Hered 2011;22:82-85)..
Palabras llave : Myxedema coma; hypothyroidism; renal failure.