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Recognizing Thyroid Storm in the Neurologically Impaired Patient

Harris, Catherine

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Abstract

Thyroid storm is a life‐threatening complication of thyroid dysfunction that is manifested by signs of cardiac arrhythmias, fever, and neurological impairment. These symptoms can easily be attributed to a multitude of factors commonly seen in neurological intensive care units, making the recognition and diagnosis of this event difficult. In this case study, a patient presents with a complicated course of hospitalization exacerbated by thyroid storm. Early nursing care and medical collaboration offset a potentially fatal condition.

© 2007 American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

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