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Ahn et al., "Thyroxine treatment induces upregulation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system due to decreasing effective plasma volume in patients with primary myxoedema
," Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation , vol.
Because of the facial appearance, the differential diagnosis from leonine facies of leprosy, congenital syphilis, and myxoedema
should be made.
(1-4,9,10) Lucio leprosy is characterised by diffuse non-nodular infiltration of the skin (similar to myxoedema
), and the face looks healthy (lepra bonita); the earlobes are thick, hands are swollen and legs are oedematous.
Weight loss after therapy of hypothyroidism is mainly caused by excretion of excess body water associated with myxoedema
. J Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Pigmentation and dermatosderosis may be mimicked by disorders such as dermatitis, myxoedema
, necrobiosis diabeticorum, conditions with increased intra-abdominal pressure, i.e.
In hypothyroidism, also known as myxoedema
, the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones.
Saito et al (16) found 15% of myxoedema
patients to be hypertensive in a series of 477 patients.
Acroparasthesia in myxoedema
: a clinical and electrodiagnostic longitudinal findings.
* Sepsis in myxoedema
is often occult and causes mortality.
is the term used to describe the underactivity of which gland in the body?
There was no exopthalmos, lid lag, pretibial myxoedema
or other signs of thyrotoxicosis.
Patients became depressed, weak, sluggish, obese, anaemic and with puffy faces, all of which resembled the features of cretinism in children and myxoedema
in adult subjects.
Low concentrations are found in myxoedema
, hyperprolactinaemia and syndromes of excessive androgen activity.
is a known manifestation of Graves' disease that occurs in association with diffuse thyroid gland enlargement, exophthalmos, and thyroid acropachy (Kriss 1987).