A life-threatening episode of thyroid storm due to thyrotoxicosis factitia has been reported in a female patient who doctor-shopped prescriptions of levothyroxine for weight loss. The case report, published in the Internal Medicine Journal, described a 39-year-old woman who presented to the ED in Melbourne with constitutional symptoms, dyspnoea and non-productive cough. Amongst the investigations: ...
Doctor shopping for levothyroxine results in ICU admission for thyroid storm
By Mardi Chapman
2 Jun 2021