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  1. Advanced progression of hypothyroidism. Myxedema coma, a rare and life-threatening condition, results from a progression of hypothyroidism. Common precipitating factors are infection, medication, and environmental stress. Graves’ disease causes hyperthyroidism. Propylthiouracil is used to treat hyperthyroidism. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause a coma, but a myxedema coma specifically refers to one occurring from advanced hypothyroidism.

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