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Thyroid storm

Thyroid storm: Introduction

Thyroid storm: It is an acute, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state induced by excess release of thyroid hormones in individuals with thyrotoxicosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thyroid storm is available below.

Symptoms of Thyroid storm

  • Patient with a known history of thyrotoxicosis may present with:
  • Fever, profuse sweating, poor feeding, weight loss, respiratory distress, fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice
  • Anxiety, altered behavior ,seizures, coma
  • Hypertension with wide pulse pressure
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Thyroid storm

  • Lugol iodine or potassium iodide
  • If needed, immediately provide supplemental oxygen, ventilatory support, and intravenous fluids
  • Control hyperthermia by applying ice packs and cooling blankets and by administering acetaminophen
  • Glucocorticoids to decrease peripheral conversion of T4 to T3
  • Admission to a critical care facility
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Thyroid storm: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Thyroid storm:

  • If untreated, thyroid storm is almost invariably fatal in adults and is likely to cause a similarly severe outcome in children
  • more complications...»

Causes of Thyroid storm

  • Thyroid storm is precipitated by the following factors in individuals with thyrotoxicosis:
  • Sepsis
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesia induction
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • more causes...»

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Thyroid storm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Thyroid storm

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Thyroid storm: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Thyroid storm

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Prognosis for Thyroid storm

Prognosis for 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%.

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More information about Thyroid storm

  1. Thyroid storm: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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