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The main symptoms are drowsiness, lethargy, hypoventilation, hypothermia, and coma. Immediate procedures to be performed are heat support, maintenance of respiration, and maintenance of circulation.

Examinations and monitoring

Tests to be performed immediately are: arterial PH, CBC, azotemia, blood glucose, electrolytes, transaminases, TSH, FT3, FT4, T3, T4.

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