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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, 8(10), 363-364
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-11
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Normothermic Thyroid Storm with Circulatory Collapse: An Unusual Presentation

Nazish Malik1 and Munawwar Hussain1,

1Department of Internal Medicine Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown PA

Pub. Date: July 03, 2020

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Nazish Malik and Munawwar Hussain. Normothermic Thyroid Storm with Circulatory Collapse: An Unusual Presentation. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(10):363-364. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-10-11


Thyroid storm is a rare, life-threatening condition characterized by severe clinical manifestations of thyrotoxicosis. Hyperpyrexia to 104 to 106°F is common. It is usually precipitated by noncompliance with medication, infection, thyroid or non-thyroidal surgery, and parturition. In this article, we present a case of a young 39-year-old male patient with no significant history of thyroid disorder who presented with palpitation and shortness of breath. The patient was diagnosed with normothermic thyroid storm without any precipitation factor. The patient had circulatory collapse with shock and acute respiratory failure needing ventilatory and ionotropic support. The patient was appropriately treated and discharged home. The patient was normothermic during the entire hospital stay.

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