Thyroid Storm

Definition of Thyroid Storm:

A rare and potentially fatal complication of hyperthyroidism that can cause heart failure, heart attack, or multiorgan failure.  Symptoms include high fever (over 41°C, 106°F), rapid pulse (over 140 beats per minute), irregular heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and patient distress, confusion, seizures or coma.

Also: Thyroid Crisis, Thyrotoxic Crisis

Topics Related to Thyroid Storm


...the condition
“...Left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to serious heart problems, bone problems, or (rarely) thyroid storm, which is a medical emergency...”
...recommendation Iodine
“...Because of the possibility of causing a 'thyroid storm' (an acute hyperthyroid state), this therapy should only be attempted under close supervision by a doctor experienced in its use: Excessive iodine ingestion can cause either...”
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