Thyroid storm is a life-threatening condition that develops in cases of untreated thyrotoxicosis (hyperthyroidism).
Thyroid storm results from untreated hyperthyroidism. It is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection.
Symptoms are severe and may include:
Blood tests are done to evaluate thyroid function.
Congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema can develop rapidly and lead to death.
This is an emergency condition. Call 911 or another emergency number if you have hyperthyroidism and experience symptoms of thyroid storm.
Thyrotoxic storm; Hyperthyroid storm; Accelerated hyperthyroidism