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17.11.2013
Thyrotoxic crisis

 

 

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Definition

Thyrotoxic crisis is an acute, life-threatening, hypermetabolic state induced by excessive release of thyroid hormones (THs) in individuals with thyrotoxicosis. Thyrotoxic crisis may be the initial presentation of thyrotoxicosis in undiagnosed children, particularly in neonates. The clinical presentation includes fever, tachycardia, hypertension, and neurological and GI abnormalities.

 

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Endocrinologist

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