FREE: Crash Landing of Thyroid Storm: A Case Report and Review of the Role of Extra-Corporeal Systems.

Crash Landing of Thyroid Storm: A Case Report and Review of the Role of Extra-Corporeal Systems.

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Thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening endocrinological emergency with significant mortality ranging from 10-30% with multi-organ involvement and failure. In view of the rarity of this condition and efficacy of established first line medical treatment, use of extra-corporeal treatments are uncommon, not well-studied, and its available evidence exists only from case reports and case series. We describe a 28-year-old man who presented with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to thyroid storm. Despite conventional first-line pharmacotherapy, he developed cardiogenic shock and circulatory collapse with intravenous esmolol infusion, as well as multi-organ failure.

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