Burch-Wartofsky Point Scale (BWPS) for Thyrotoxicosis

Determine the likelihood of thyroid storm


This tool was originally created by Dr. H. Burch, an endocrinologist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a medical specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.


Burch, HB; Wartofsky L. Life-threatening thyrotoxicosis.

Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North AMerica. 1993; 22(2): 263-77.

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1. Thermoregulatory dysfunction?

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