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Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 8th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology: failure of a complex feedback mechanism resulting in excessive secretion or release of thyroid hormone II. Etiology a. Metabolic imbalance resulting from overproduction of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) b. Thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm—untreated or inadequately treated severe hyperthyroidism creating a life-threatening emergency c. Varied causation i. Autoimmune 1. Toxic diffuse goiter or Graves’ ...

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