Thyroid storm is an uncommon but potentially lethal medical emergency. Thyroid hormone is present in excess leading to a hyper-metabolic state characterized by high grade fever, excessive sweating, palpitations which can rapidly progress into delirium, coma, and death. Precipitating events include trauma, infection, radioactive iodine treatment, or surgery.
T3(Tri-iodothyronine), T4(Tetra-iodothyronine), TSH-Thyroid stimulating Hormone, Thyroid storm.
GO TO FULL ARTICLE