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ea0037gp.27.07 | Thyroid – hyperthyroidism and treatment | ECE2015

Plasmapheresis in thyroid storm caused by exogenous thyroid hormone intake: a case series

da Silva Tiago Nunes , Pereira Bernardo Dias , Luiz Henrique Vara , Macau Ricardo , Matos Ana Catarina , Manita Isabel , Bravo Pedro , Cordeiro Maria Carlos , Raimundo Luisa , Portugal Jorge

Thyroid storm (TS) is one extreme of a continuum beginning with thyrotoxicosis. It’s rarely caused by exogenous thyroid hormone intake (ETHI). Aggressive medical therapy is the cornerstone of treatment; nevertheless, it might not be sufficient. Plasmapheresis is an extracorporeal technique that can rapidly lower thyroid hormone levels. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of plasmapheresis in TS secondary to ETHI. We evaluated retrospectively all TS cases (Bur...