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Is there a difference between thyroid storm and thyrotoxicosis?
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Yes
Thyroid storm is really an extreme of thyrotoxicosis.
It is life-threatening and can cause high fever in addition to the other symptoms seen in thyrotoxicosis.

In brief: Yes
Thyroid storm is really an extreme of thyrotoxicosis.
It is life-threatening and can cause high fever in addition to the other symptoms seen in thyrotoxicosis.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Degree of severity
Thyrotoxicosis means thyroid hormone levels are high - due to hyperthyroidism, excess thyroid hormone intake, thyroiditis.
Thyroid storm is a life threatening emergency due to very high thyroid hormone levels (almost always due to hyperthyroidism) which causes hyperthermia, rapid heart rate, confusion, liver dysfunction.

In brief: Degree of severity
Thyrotoxicosis means thyroid hormone levels are high - due to hyperthyroidism, excess thyroid hormone intake, thyroiditis.
Thyroid storm is a life threatening emergency due to very high thyroid hormone levels (almost always due to hyperthyroidism) which causes hyperthermia, rapid heart rate, confusion, liver dysfunction.
Dr. Melissa Young
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