Acute Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders

  • P. E. Rama Subrahmanyam


Acute thyroid disorders are infrequently observed in clinical practice with a poorly defined incidence. They represent a long-standing dysregulation of thyroid gland, usually precipitated by an acute illness. They are either caused by overt dysfunction resulting in myxoedema coma or hyperfunctioning of the gland giving rise to thyrotoxicosis. Despite utmost care, mortality remains high, 30–50 % in myxoedema coma and 30–40 % in thyroid storm thereby necessitating immediate and aggressive intervention in emergency department.


Thyroid Hormone Pituitary Adenoma Adrenal Insufficiency Basal Metabolic Rate Adrenal Crisis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency MedicineLeicester Royal Infirmary, NHS, UKLetchworth Garden CityUK

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