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New Nationwide Data on Thyroid Storm: Rare but Deadly Emergency


Thyroid storm, though rare, occurs in approximately one of six patients hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis, but the condition is associated with a mortality rate as much as 12-times higher than thyrotoxicosis without thyroid storm, according to new research.

“Providers caring for patients in urgent care, emergency rooms, and/or hospitals should be aware of the high morbidity and mortality of thyroid storm,” first author Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD, an assistant professor of medicine and clinical researcher in the Division of Endocrinology at Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, Georgia, told Medscape Medical News. 

“Collaborative efforts are needed to design standardized, evidence-based strategies — not just expert opinion recommendations — to diagnose and treat these patients,” he stressed.

 

New Nationwide Data On Thyroid Storm: Rare But Deadly Emergency