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Any competency report, for example, must include mention of the patient's thyroid-stimulating hormone levels, since either hypothyroidism or apathetic hyperthyroidism can appear as incompetence m the elderly.
Some older patients have an unusual form of hyperthyroidism called apathetic hyperthyroidism, in which the only symptom is unexplained arrhythmia.
We provide the details of this rarely documented presentation of apathetic hyperthyroidism with thyroid storm and coma and review the characteristics of similar cases in the literature.
Our search in the literature revealed only 14 reports of thyroid storm in which apathy and/or coma was the initial manifestation (Table 2) (6-19) Of these, only one case of apathetic hyperthyroidism manifested with thyroid storm and coma.