Case Report

Dyspnea Due to Thyroid Storm in an Emergency Service


  • Hayriye Gönüllü
  • Necip Kahraman
  • Barış Akcahüseyin
  • Burcu Denizlioğlu

Received Date: 08.10.2009 Accepted Date: 18.11.2009 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2012;11(2):128-129

Dyspnea due to thyroid storm in an emergency service Thyroid storm (TS) is a metabolic condition which is usually seen in patients with undiagnosed or poorly-treated hyperthyroid diseases. Although this condition is a common metabolic condition, the incidence of TS in emergency services is rare. Even though there has been advancement in treatment modalities, TS still has a mortality rate of 20-40%. This high mortality and morbidity rate could be reduced by early diagnosis and treatment. Here in we present a TS patient admitted to our emergency service due to dyspnea.

Keywords: Thyroid storm, dyspnea