endocrinology
Thyroid

Doctor shopping for levothyroxine results in ICU admission for thyroid storm

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: ...

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