Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2023, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (4): 656-659.doi: 10.16352/j.issn.1001-6325.2023.04.0656

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Thyroid storm caused by subacute thyroiditis after Cushing's syndrome remission:one case report

YU Jie, HUANG Qibin, LI Yuxiu, LI Mei, LIAN Xiaolan, PING Fan*   

  1. Department of Endocrinology, Key Laboratory of Endocrinology of National Health Commission, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC, Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2021-12-13 Revised:2022-06-05 Online:2023-04-05 Published:2023-04-03
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Abstract: A 46-year-old female was subjected to unilateral left adrenalectomy due to Cushing's syndrome 5 months ago. After surgery, she was placed on glucocorticoid substitution and discontinued the treatment due to nausea and vomiting 3 weeks ago. Then she developed subacute thyroiditis and progressed to thyroid storm. Her condition worsened after administration of propylthiouracil and β-blockers, but was soon relieved by administration of glucocorticoids.

Key words: thyrotoxicosis, thyroid storm, subacute thyroiditis, Cushing's syndrome

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