Thyroid Storm (Thyrotoxic Crisis)

Introduction Thyroid storm also known as thyrotoxic crisis is a rare but life-threatening condition of hypermetabolic state induced by excessive release of thyroid hormones (THs) in individuals with thyrotoxicosis. Mortality rate is up to 30% even with treatment. Causes of death include cardiac failure, arrythmias and hyperthermia Precipitants of thyroid storm (thyrotoxic crisis) include the … Read more