April 5, 2011 # 2:38 pm # Endocrinology # No Comment
AKA Hyperthyroid Crisis or Thyroid storm
Presents as a life threatening exacerbation of Hyperthyroidism.Despite early recognition and treatement, mortality is still 10 % and upto 30% when presents with Hyperthermia, Cardiac failure and arrhythmia.
Precipitating Factors of Thyrotoxic Crisis-
Acute illness (e.g. stroke, infection, trauma, Diabetic Ketoacidosis or DKA)
Surgery (especially subtotal thyroidectomy when patient is ill-prepared)
Radioiodine treatment of a patient with partially treated …
December 18, 2010 # 8:53 am # Endocrinology # No Comment
Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder caused by deficiency of Thyroid hormone which results in systemic manifestation of a spectrum of symptoms.
Prevalence : Primary hypothyroidism is 1:100 but increases upto 1:20 if patients with subclinical hypothyroidism are included. But in Mountainous region of Nepal, Iodine deficiency is common.
Etiology or Causes of Hypothyroidism:
Autoimmune or Hashimoto’s Disease and Iatrogenic causes account for maore …