SHELDON S. WALDSTEIN, M.D.; SHELDON J. SLODKI, M.D.; G. IRENE KAGANIEC, M.D.; DAVID BRONSKY, M.D.
Thyroid storm or crisis is a severe, often fatal exacerbation of the manifestations of hyperthyroidism, which requires prompt recognition and energetic treatment if the patient is to survive. The use of iodide and thiourea compounds to prepare the hyperthyroid patient for surgery has virtually eliminated post-thyroidectomy storm. That thyroid storm occurs in other than the immediate post-thyroidectomy period, however, has been well recognized since early in this century.1, 2 Unhappily, storm and its attendant mortality continue to be observed during the course of untreated or partially treated thyrotoxicosis. Today, most deaths attributable to hyperthyroidism are due to such "spontaneous"
WALDSTEIN SS, SLODKI SJ, KAGANIEC GI, et al. A CLINICAL STUDY OF THYROID STORM12. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:626–642. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-626
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):626-642.
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