Which age groups have the highest prevalence of thyroid storm?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Neonatal thyrotoxicosis occurs in 1-2% of neonates born to mothers with Graves disease. Infants younger than 1 year constitute only 1% of cases of childhood thyrotoxicosis. More than two thirds of all cases of thyrotoxicosis occur in children aged 10-15 years. Overall, thyrotoxicosis occurs most commonly during the third and fourth decades of life. Because childhood thyrotoxicosis is more likely to occur in adolescents, thyroid storm is more common in this age group, although it can occur in patients of all ages.

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