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Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis

Rojith Karandode Balakrishnan; Suresh Rama Chandran; Geetha Thirumalnesan; Nedumaran Doraisamy;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Journal of Clinical Case Reports, volume 6 (eissn: 2165-7920, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OMICS Publishing Group
Abstract
This article aims at highlighting the importance of suspecting thyrotoxicosis in cases of recurrent periodic flaccid paralysis; especially in Asian men to facilitate early diagnosis of the former condition. A case report of a 28 year old male patient with recurrent periodic flaccid paralysis has been presented. Hypokalemia secondary to thyrotoxicosis was diagnosed as the cause of the paralysis. The patient was given oral potassium intervention over 24 hours. The patient showed complete recovery after the medical intervention and was discharged after 24 hours with no residual paralysis. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a complication of thyrotoxicosis, more...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseases
free text keywords: Case Report, Acute flaccid periodic paralysis, genetic predisposition, hypokalemia, oral potassium, thyrotoxicosis, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Medicine, business.industry, business, Intracellular, Paralysis, medicine.symptom, Bioinformatics, Hypokalemia, Hormone, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, medicine.disease, Thyroid, medicine.anatomical_structure, Potassium, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Internal medicine, Sensitization, Complication, Male patient, Flaccid paralysis, Acute flaccid paralysis, Surgery, Muscle paralysis, lcsh:Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology, lcsh:RC648-665, lcsh:Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology, lcsh:RC799-869
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