Cureus 2021 Mar 31;13(3):e14219. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, USA.
Thyroid storm is an extremely rare yet life-threatening medical emergency. It results from the decompensation of undiagnosed or undertreated hyperthyroidism in the presence of an acute stressor such as trauma to the thyroid, infections, acute iodine load, withdrawal from the antithyroid medication, or surgical procedures (including thyroid surgery). Clinical features of thyroid storm include hyperthermia, tachycardia, respiratory distress, gastrointestinal and hepatic symptoms, and central nervous system dysfunction. Read More