Thyroid storm

  • Alternative Names

    Thyrotoxic storm; Hyperthyroid storm; Accelerated hyperthyroidism


    Symptoms

    Symptoms are severe and may include:

    • Agitation
    • Change in alertness (consciousness)
    • Confusion
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Pounding heart (tachycardia)
    • Restlessness
    • Shaking
    • Sweating

    Signs and tests
    • The top number in a blood pressure reading may be high
    • Increased heart rate

    Blood tests are done to evaluate thyroid function.