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Myxedema

A condition characterized by a dry, waxy type of swelling (EDEMA) with abnormal deposits of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and other tissues. It is caused by a deficiency of THYROID HORMONES. The skin becomes puffy around the eyes and on the cheeks. The face is dull and expressionless with thickened nose and lips.
Also Known As:
Myxedemas
Networked: 486 relevant articles (14 outcomes, 22 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Graves Disease (Basedow Disease)
2. Coma (Comas)
3. Thyroiditis
4. Thyroid Diseases (Thyroid Disease)
5. Lethargy

Experts

1. Akamizu, T: 3 articles (11/2003 - 06/2000)
2. Kamino, Hideko: 2 articles (01/2009 - 01/2008)
3. Fatourechi, Vahab: 2 articles (01/2005 - 07/2002)
4. Saijo, M: 2 articles (11/2003 - 06/2000)
5. Nakao, K: 2 articles (11/2003 - 06/2000)
6. Hiratani, H: 2 articles (11/2001 - 06/2000)
7. Hines, Aisha: 1 article (11/2015)
8. Stewart, Jonathan T: 1 article (11/2015)
9. Catalano, Glenn: 1 article (11/2015)
10. Bammerlin, Elaine: 1 article (09/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Myxedema:
1. Thyroxine (Levothyroxine)FDA LinkGeneric
2. HormonesIBA
3. Triiodothyronine (Liothyronine)FDA LinkGeneric
4. AntibodiesIBA
5. Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG)FDA Link
6. Ruthenium RedIBA
7. Triamcinolone Acetonide (Azmacort)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Arachidonic Acid (Vitamin F)IBA
9. Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Occlusive Dressings (Occlusive Dressing)
2. Subcutaneous Injections
3. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
4. Radiotherapy
5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)