Chad Weaver

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Generalized Myxedema

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Generalized myxedema is a manifestation of severe hypothyroidism developing over an extended period of time causing skin that appears waxy, doughy, swollen (although non-pitting) and dry. The initial symptoms include mental and physical sluggishness, constipation, loss of appetite, hoarseness in voice, leg cramps, cold…

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