Definition: thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm refers to the life-threatening exacerbation of thyrotoxicosis accompanied by fever, delirium, seizures, coma, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice
Typical Presentation: Tachycardia, tremor, goiter, warm skin, lid retraction, exophthalmos, pretibial myxedema, Irritability, Heat intolerance and sweating, Palpitations, Diarrhea, Polyuria
Causes: Grave’s disease, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenoma, subacute thyroiditis, TSH secreting pituitary adenoma, thyroid hormone resistance syndrome
Treatment: Methimazole, Propylthyouracil, Radioiodine, Thyroidectomy
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