Thyroid storm

  • Definition

    Thyroid storm is a life-threatening condition that develops in cases of untreated thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism).


    Alternative Names

    Thyrotoxic storm; Hyperthyroid storm; Accelerated hyperthyroidism


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Thyroid storm results from untreated hyperthyroidism. It is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection.