Thyroid crisis or storm

Hyperthyroidism: Overactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in overproduction of thyroid hormone and increased metabolic rate. Causes include diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland (Graves' disease), single nodule in the thyroid gland, and thyroiditis. The symptoms are related to the increased metabolic rate and include weight loss, fatigue, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, diarrhea, tachycardia, insomnia, muscle weakness, and tremor.

Endpoint definition

Long name Thyroid crisis or storm
Hospital Discharge registry ICD-10: E055
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: E055
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF2
Latin name Crisis thyreotoxica

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 31 25 6
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.01 0.02 0.01
Mean age at first event (years) 48.92 49.69 45.72
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 3.23 4.00 0.00

Longitudinal metrics

All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1.0 1.0 1.0
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 3.23 4.00 -

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Thyroid crisis or storm
after Thyroid crisis or storm

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Thyroid crisis or storm