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Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxic Crisis)

  • Leonard WartofskyEmail author
  • Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska
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Abstract

Thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis is the most severe manifestation of hyperthyroidism that can present with or evolve into systemic decompensation with multi-organ failure and death. Aggressive therapy is required, preferably in an intensive care unit in order to avoid a disastrous outcome.

Keywords

Hyperthyroidism Hyperthermia Tachycardia Heart failure Antithyroid drugs Beta-blockers Ophthalmopathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Wartofsky
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DcUSA
  2. 2.Thyroid Cancer Research UnitMedStar Health Research InstituteWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.National Institutes of Health—National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseaseBethesdaUSA

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