Suspected Thyroid Emergencies Management of CA5060 v3.1
Thyroid conditions are extremely common with autoimmune thyroid disorders alone affecting 5% of adults in the UK. Complications of thyroid dysfunction and its treatment are therefore also surprisingly common and it is essential that potential thyroid emergencies are recognised early and managed appropriately.
This guideline aims to bring together the emergency management of most of the common thyroid emergencies for use by specialists and non-specialists alike
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.