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What is Thyroid storm?

What is Thyroid storm?

  • Thyroid storm: It is an acute, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state induced by excess release of thyroid hormones in individuals with thyrotoxicosis.

Thyroid storm: Introduction

Types of Thyroid storm:

Broader types of Thyroid storm:

How serious is Thyroid storm?

Prognosis of Thyroid storm: With adequate thyroid-suppressive therapy and sympathetic blockade, clinical improvement should occur within 24 hours. Adequate therapy should resolve the crisis within a week. Treatment for adults has reduced mortality to less than 20%.
Complications of Thyroid storm: see complications of Thyroid storm

What causes Thyroid storm?

Causes of Thyroid storm: see causes of Thyroid storm

What are the symptoms of Thyroid storm?

Symptoms of Thyroid storm: see symptoms of Thyroid storm

Complications of Thyroid storm: see complications of Thyroid storm

Onset of Thyroid storm: Thyroid storm affects a small percentage of patients with thyrotoxicosis. The incidence is presumed to be higher in females; however, no specific data regarding sex-specific incidence are available.

Thyroid storm: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thyroid storm.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thyroid storm.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thyroid storm: Endocrinologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thyroid storm.
Treatments for Thyroid storm: see treatments for Thyroid storm
Research for Thyroid storm: see research for Thyroid storm

Name and Aliases of Thyroid storm

Main name of condition: Thyroid storm

Other names or spellings for Thyroid storm:

Thyrotoxic crisis


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