Definition and Causes of Thyrotoxic Crisis or Thyroid Storm

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.

Causes

  • Grave’s disease
  • Multinodular toxic goiter
  • Solitary toxic adenoma
  • Factitious thyrotoxicosis (self-administration of excessive thyroid hormone)
  • Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism (Jodbasedow’s disease)
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