Endocrine Emergencies. DG van Zyl. Spectrum of Endocrine Emergencies . Myxedema coma Thyroid storm Acute adrenal insufficiency Pituitary apoplexy Pheochromocytoma crisis Acute hypercalcemia Acute hypocalcaemia. Myxedema Coma. Myxedema Coma.
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DG van Zyl
Acute life threatening exacerbation of thyrotoxicosis
Withdraw of antithyroid drugs
Iodinated contrast medium
release of thyroid
Acute Adrenal Insufficiency
After the acute episode the patient must be evaluated for multiple pituitary deficiencies
S – Ca high
or other Cause
S – Ca > 3.0 is 90% of the time of malignant origin
Prolonged QT interval