Anonymous
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Hi Alice–here is some info I found on the web about thyroid storm:

THYROID STORM

I. DEFINITION

A severe life-threatening form of hyperthyroidism; a medical emergency with a mortality rate of 20-40%

II. ETIOLOGY
Trauma or illness may cause this in a previously mildly hyperthyroid patient

III. CLINICAL FINDINGS

Signs and symptoms consistent with thyrotoxicosis (tachycardia,heat intolerance, weight loss) plus fever, confusion, agitation,weakness, and shock

Dianne N