Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
A 37-year-old Woman with Altered Mental Status and Urinary Frequency
- Author(s): Ravikumar, Deepa
- Lin, Michelle
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2012.11.13627
We present a case report of a patient who initially presented with altered mental status and significant urinary frequency. Over the course of her emergency department stay, she then developed tachycardia out of proportion to a new fever along with a respiratory alkalosis. Although each objective finding has a broad differential diagnosis, thyroid storm was the only unifying diagnosis when all findings were present. [West J Emerg Med 2013;14(2):177-179.]