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Thyroid Storm: Glands Gone Wild!

  • Natalie FerrettiEmail author
  • Jennifer Yee
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Abstract

Thyroid storm is a life-threatening presentation of hyperthyroidism. Its presentation includes nonspecific signs and symptoms, and its diagnosis is clinical. Providers need to address any precipitating conditions while simultaneously treating thyroid storm. Thyroid storm management requires understanding of underlying pathophysiology. New thyroid hormone synthesis must be inhibited by thionamides before iodine is administered, which may serve as additional substrate for thyroid hormone synthesis. These patients require admission for a critical care unit for further management.

Keywords

Thyroid storm Hyperthyroidism Endocrinology Endocrinological emergencies T4, TSH Thyroid Storm—It’s Raining Thyroxine 

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Disclosure Statement

The authors of this chapter report no significant disclosures.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineWexner Medical Center at The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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