Thyroid storm

Extremely rare life-threatening emergency with a mortality rate between 20-30%, despite treatment.

Most commonly seen in association with Graves disease in patients who are not adhering to therapy.

Diagnosis based on signs and symptoms such as altered mental status, hyperpyrexia, G.I. tract manifestations, cardiovascular dysfunction with tachyarrhythmias being the most common cause of death.

Presents as acute psychosis.

Common symptoms with hyperthyroidism include heat intolerance, sweating, weight loss, palpitations, insomnia, agitation, and mania.

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