Abdominal pain and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome in a young woman.

  title={Abdominal pain and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome in a young woman.},
  author={Fone-Ching Hsiao and Yi-Jen Hung and Chang-Hsun Hsieh and Ling-Yi Wu and Kuang-Chung Shih and Chih-Tsueng He},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={334 5},
Thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening condition caused by exaggerated thyrotoxic manifestations. Untreated thyroid storm is fatal, and the case fatality rate is 21% to 30%. The most important clinical management in thyroid storm is early recognition and treatment. We present the case of a previously healthy young woman in whom suspected gastrointestinal tract sepsis complicated by multi-organ dysfunction syndrome masked the major symptomatology of thyroid storm. This patient highlights… CONTINUE READING