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Thyroid storm. Presenting with coma and seizures. In a 3-year-old girl.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2582697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thyroid storm is a rare occurrence in the adult population and is even more unusual in children. The current report is of a 3.5-year-old girl who had thyroid storm with unique neurologic manifestations, namely seizure and coma. Acute medical management with propylthiouracil, saturated solution of potassium iodide, hydrocortisone, and propranolol brought about complete resolution of symptoms.
D P Aiello; A J DuPlessis; E G Pattishall; H E Kulin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-11     Completed Date:  1990-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey 17033.
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Coma / physiopathology
Hyperthyroidism / physiopathology
Seizures / physiopathology
Thyroid Crisis* / physiopathology,  therapy

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