Title

Weathering the storm: A case of thyroid storm refractory to conventional treatment benefiting from therapeutic plasma exchange.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

J Clin Apher

Abstract

Thyroid storm is a severe manifestation of thyrotoxicosis characterized by systemic organ dysfunction secondary to a hypermetabolic state. Although antithyroid drugs, steroids, beta-blockers, antipyretics, and cholestyramine are the standard of care, some patients inadequately respond to these conventional therapies. Therapeutic plasma exchange has been previously utilized as a treatment modality in patients with a poor response to routine therapies or with contraindications to them. Herein, we report our experience with the management of a case of thyroid storm refractory to conventional treatment but responsive to therapeutic plasma exchange.

Medical Subject Headings

Disease Management; Humans; Plasma Exchange; Salvage Therapy; Thyroid Crisis; Treatment Outcome

PubMed ID

30321468

Volume

33

Issue

6

First Page

678

Last Page

681

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