In this article, we will discuss the Definition and Causes of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Thyroid Storm. So, let’s get started.
Definition and Causes
Thyrotoxic Crisis or Storm is a life-threatening situation due to fulminant increase in the signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. This rare condition with a mortality of about 10% is a rapid deterioration of thyrotoxicosis with hyperpyrexia (>104°F), severe tachycardia (or new onset of arrhythmia) and altered mental status with extreme restlessness, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice.
- Grave’s disease
- Multinodular toxic goiter
- Solitary toxic adenoma
- Factitious thyrotoxicosis (self-administration of excessive thyroid hormone)
- Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism (Jodbasedow’s disease)