We report a 36 years male, admitted to the hospital for progressive respiratory failure. Chest X ray and CT scan were normal. On admission, a severe bradycardia and slow intellectual activity were noted. Serum thyroid function tests showed a TSH over 150 μU/ml and T3 of 75 ng/ml. Thyroid substitution therapy was associated with a progressive improvement of respiratory function. Diaphragmatic dysfunction, central hypoventilation, airway obstruction, sleep apnea and pleural effusion have been previously reported in patients with hypothyroidism. Therefore, we recommend to measure TSH in patients with unexplained respiratory failure.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Global respiratory failure as the presentation form of hypothyroidism. Report of one case|
|Número de páginas||4|
|Publicación||Revista Medica de Chile|
|Estado||Publicada - 1 ene. 2004|
- Respiratory insufficiency
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