Updated: 7/16/2018

Thyroid Storm

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Introduction
  • Large release of thyroid hormone causing systemic effect
  • Associated with
    • Graves patients undergoing surgery
    • stress (trauma, infection, pregnancy)
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  • Symptoms
    • vomiting
    • hyperpyrexia
    • tachyarrhythmia
    • coma
    • fever
    • hypertension
Treatment
  • Medical
    • β-blockers
    • propylthiouracil
    • hydrocortisone
  • Non-medical
    • maintain temperature with cooling blanket
 

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