A cytokine storm can be life threatening. It just means that the immune cells that are "called" to an infection site, call more and they call more and it just continues until the person is so overwhelmed with these immune cells that it actually starts blocking that organ or whatever from functioning. Say if the person had a lung infection (like bronchitis) and this cytokine storm happened, they would be in danger of suffocating from so many immune cells collecting in the lungs.
Here is a much better explanation: www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-cytokine-storm.htm
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