Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease-Induced Thyroid Storm
- Author(s): Blick, Carly
- Schreyer, Kraftin E.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.9.43656
In the United States, gestational trophoblastic diseases (GTD), including molar pregnancies, occur in 121 out of 100,000 pregnancies.1 Many patients with GTD may develop hyperthyroidism. GTD-induced thyroid storm is a rare but life-threatening complication of GTD.2 Once patients are hemodynamically stable, the mainstay of definitive treatment is evacuation of the mole.3 We present a case of molar pregnancy-induced thyroid storm presenting as vaginal bleeding, fever, and tachycardia.