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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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Abstract

CASTELLI, Jorge  and  FERNANDEZ, Anabela. Preeclampsia as a trigger of thyrotoxic crisis: a case report. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.2, pp.215-226.  Epub Aug 01, 2019. ISSN 0797-0048.  http://dx.doi.org/10.29277/cardio.34.2.17.

Thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm is rarely triggered by preeclampsia. It is important to reach early diagnosis and treatment, since its delay leads to high morbidity and mortality for the maternal-fetal binomial. We hereby report the case of a patient that develops a thyroid storm triggered by severe preeclampsia during the third trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy interruption and specific treatment of the precipitating factor and the thyroid storm are performed, with good subsequent progress.

Keywords : Pre-eclampsia; Thyroid crisis; Hyperthyroidism.

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