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Thyroid Emergencies

Authors:

Laxmi Bondugulapati,

Caerphilly Miners' Hospital, GB
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Specialist Registrar in Endocrinology
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Mohamed Adlan,

Caerphilly Miners' Hospital, GB
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Consultant Physician
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Lakdasa Premawardhana

Caerphilly Miners' and University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, GB
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Consultant Physician and Hon Senior Lecturer
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Abstract

Thyroid emergencies though rare, are associated with a high mortality rate. They usually occur in subjects known to have thyroid dysfunction and are precipitated often by recognisable events. A high index of suspicion, early diagnosis and appropriate management in an intensive care setting may help reduce mortality and morbidity. We describe the diagnosis, investigation and managment of thyrotoxic crisis and myxoedema coma in detail below.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljcc.v2i1.1782

Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care Vol.2(1) 2011 1-12

How to Cite: Bondugulapati, L., Adlan, M. & Premawardhana, L., (2011). Thyroid Emergencies. Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care. 2(1), pp.1–12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljcc.v2i1.1782
Published on 27 Dec 2011.
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