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Thyroid Storm

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23920160/thyroid-storm-an-updated-review
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Maguy Chiha, Shanika Samarasinghe, Adam S Kabaker
Thyroid storm, an endocrine emergency first described in 1926, remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. No laboratory abnormalities are specific to thyroid storm, and the available scoring system is based on the clinical criteria. The exact mechanisms underlying the development of thyroid storm from uncomplicated hyperthyroidism are not well understood. A heightened response to thyroid hormone is often incriminated along with increased or abrupt availability of free hormones. Patients exhibit exaggerated signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism and varying degrees of organ decompensation...
March 2015: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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