thyroid storm


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an outburst; a temporary and sudden increase in symptoms.
thyroid storm (thyrotoxic storm) thyroid crisis.

thy·ro·tox·ic cri·sis

, thyroid crisis
the exacerbation of symptoms of hyperthyroidism; severe thyrotoxicosis; can follow shock or injury or thyroidectomy; marked by rapid pulse (140-170/minute), nausea, diarrhea, fever, loss of weight, extreme nervousness, and a sudden rise in the metabolic rate; coma and death may occur; occasionally the entire clinical picture is that of profound prostration, weakness, and collapse, without the phase of muscular overactivity and tachycardia.
Synonym(s): thyroid storm

thy·ro·tox·ic cri·sis

, thyroid crisis (thī'rō-tok'sik krī'sis, thī'royd)
The exacerbation of symptoms that occurs in severe thyrotoxicosis; marked by rapid pulse, nausea, diarrhea, fever, loss of weight, and extreme restlessness; coma and death may occur.
Synonym(s): thyroid storm.
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Nalini, "Surviving the storm: two cases of thyroid storm successfully treated with plasmapheresis," BMJ Case Reports, vol.
Development of thyroid storm after surgical resection of a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenoma.
Factors supporting diagnosis and management of thyroid storm include the patient's medical history and serum thyroid hormone values (commonly elevated T3 and T4 with suppressed TSH) (Chiha et al., 12015; Crawford & Harris, 2013; Franklyn & Boelaert, 2012).
This case demonstrates the challenge of appropriately diagnosing thyroid storm in a hospitalized thyrotoxic patient.
Thyroid storm. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 1993;22:263.
Exclusion criteria: (i) Scintigraphic diagnosis of subacute viral thyroiditis, (ii) pregnant women and those breastfeeding who could not wean off baby for eight weeks post-treatment with radioiodine, (iii) patients with free T4 levels > 5 ng/ml at the time of treatment were excluded as [sup.131]I administration may lead to a medical crises called thyroid storm with excess release of preformed hormones into circulation and (iv) patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy.
The patient had impending thyroid storm and its treatment resulted in remission of hiccup.
Propranolol is used to treat thyroid storm specifically because of its action in blocking conversion of prohormone thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3) ("Do beta blockers cause depression?" Medicine in Brief, CURRENT PSYCHIATRY, May 2010, p.
Thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening syndrome that most often occurs in patients with untreated or undiagnosed hyperthyroidism and can affect several organ systems.
Complications include the rare thyrotoxic crisis ("thyroid storm," a serious condition characterized by mental deterioration, high fever, extreme agitation and at times heart failure and jaundice).
This is a classic example of undiagnosed hyperthyroidism in pregnancy manifesting as thyroid storm.

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