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thyroid storm in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid storm: Hyperthyroidism of an extreme nature. Hyperthermia, cardiac instability, shock. Due to uncontrolled graves disease.
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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Dangerous: Thyroid storm is a very toxic episode of extreme hyperthyroidism, aggravated by stress, surgery, infection, medication, fever, illness, dehydration or ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Too much hormone: Uncontrolled release of thyroid hormone may lead to thyroid storm. The thyroid is the major regulating hoprmone in the body. Too much hormone (hyper ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
A very: Dangerous and sudden worsening of hyperthyroidism that luckily we don't see much of anymore. It used to carry an approx. 50% mortality rate.
Dr. Stephanie Lee
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Thyroid storm is a rare condition when the body cannot compensate for extremely high thyroid hormone levels. This condition is associated with high fe ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Extreme Hyperthyroid: It is unusual these days, but patients in thyroid storm need to be hospitalized. They may have high fever, rapid and irregular heart beat, high blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: On treatment time.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Propranolol hyperthy: Propranolol is a beta blocker a number of symptoms in thyroid storm are due to dare ethic excess like increased heart rate those can be blocked by bet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Degree of severity: Thyrotoxicosis means thyroid hormone levels are high - due to hyperthyroidism, excess thyroid hormone intake, thyroiditis. Thyroid storm is a life thr ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some ef ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Depends: It really depends on how long it takes a patient to stabilize. Patient age, underlying health issues, and severity of the thyroid storm are all factor ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Atypical : Thyroid storm almost always includes fever. There have been some case reports where fever didn't present, but those patients may have had separate hea ... Read More

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