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What's the difference between thyroid storm and hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Former an emergency!

Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever.
It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection.

In brief: Former an emergency!

Both reflect a state of high thyroid hormone levels, however, the former is considered an emergency with life threatning systemic changes namely altered mental state, agitation and sometimes fever.
It typically results from untreated hyperthyroidism and is usually brought on by a stress such as trauma or infection.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Extreme hyperthyroid

Thyroid storm is an extreme consequence of hyperthyroidism and may include fever, heart failure, shock, etc.

In brief: Extreme hyperthyroid

Thyroid storm is an extreme consequence of hyperthyroidism and may include fever, heart failure, shock, etc.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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