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Thyroid Storm (cont.)

Thyroid Storm Follow-up

  • Following the start of treatment, careful monitoring is necessary, usually in the intensive care unit.
  • Following recovery from thyroid storm, options for definitive treatment include radioactive iodine or antithyroid medications. Surgery to remove the thyroid gland is rarely needed.
  • Follow-up with the doctor after discharge is important to monitor the thyroid condition and formulate a plan for curative treatment.

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