Thyrotoxic Storm Following Thyroidectomy Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 21, 2015
  • Author: Peter F Czako, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Postoperative complications (eg, sepsis, hemorrhage, septicemia, transfusion drug reactions) mimic the thyrotoxic state. Previous history of hyperthyroidism, precipitating factors, increased T3 and T4 levels, and decreased thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels help to establish the diagnosis of thyroid storm.