Therapeutic Plasmapheresis Therapy in Patient with Thyroid Storm in the Intensive Care Unit


COŞAR ERTEM A. , Dagdelen M. S. , Eryildiz S., KAHVECİ F. Ş. , KELEBEK GİRGİN N. , İŞÇİMEN R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKIM DERGISI, vol.18, no.3, pp.155-159, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tybd.galenos.2020.44153
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKIM DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-159

Abstract

Thyroid storm is a rare clinical condition, and failure in management can lead to multiorgan failure and carries a high mortality. The comprehensive treatment approach is the administration of antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine and thyroidectomy. The treatment option of therapeutic plasmapheresis (TP) should be considered as a stabilizing measure, especially when patients have failed or can not tolerate conventional treatment. This case report aimed to share that TP might be an alternative approach to be added to standard treatment methods in life-threatening conditions.