plural thyroid storms
: a sudden life-threatening exacerbation of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism (such as high fever, rapid heartbeat, or jaundice) that is brought on by various causes (such as infection, surgery, or stress)
Hyperthyroidism affects about 1 percent of the population, and only 1 percent of those ever suffer thyroid storm.—Tony Dajer
Careful attention to patient history (such as history of untreated hyperthyroidism or evidence of goiter on admission) is critical to an early diagnosis of thyroid storm.—Stephanie Davis et al.
Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition caused by overproduction of hormones in the thyroid. … Untreated, it leads to a wide range of serious complications in the body, including weakened bones, heart damage, eye problems, and thyroid storms …—Thomas Crisp
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