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Thyroid Storm in a Patient with Trauma - A Challenging Diagnosis for the Emergency Physician: Case Report and Literature Review.

Authors
  • Wang, Hsiang-I1
  • Yiang, Giou-Teng2
  • Hsu, Chin-Wang3
  • Wang, Jen-Chun4
  • Lee, Chien-Hsing5
  • Chen, Yu-Long6
  • 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Taichung Armed Forces General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 2 Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan; Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 3 Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Emergency and Critical Medicine, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 4 Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 5 Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
  • 6 Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan. , (Taiwan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of emergency medicine
Publication Date
March 2017
Volume
52
Issue
3
Pages
292–298
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.09.003
PMID: 27742400
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

We present a case of trauma-related thyroid storm to illustrate the diagnostic and therapeutic approach with a summary of the previous literature. Emergency physicians should be aware of the clinical presentation and risk factors of patients with trauma-related thyroid storm to reduce the rate of misdiagnosis and prevent catastrophic outcomes.

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