Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis.

  title={Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis.},
  author={Danielle Devereaux and Semhar Z. Tewelde},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={32 2},
Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis are hypermetabolic conditions that cause significant morbidity and mortality. The diagnosis can be difficult because symptoms can mimic many other disease states leading to inaccurate or untimely diagnoses and management. Thyroid storm is the most severe form of thyrotoxicosis, hallmarked by altered sensorium, and, if untreated, is associated with significant mortality. Thyroid storm should be considered in the differential of any patient presenting with… CONTINUE READING
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