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Episodic paralysis in a young male.
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PMID:  21918673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A 19-year-old Caucasian male presented acutely describing several episodes of profound paralysis. At the time of admission he had recovered completely and his neurological examination and routine biochemistry were normal. A diagnosis of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis was made after the thyroid function tests returned confirming hyperthyroidism. He was given β blockers and received a block and replacement regime before proceeding on to radioactive iodine therapy. He suffered a relapse of hyperthyroidism and paralysis following the radioiodine and required carbimazole for a short time before becoming permanently hypothyroid. Euthyroidism is now maintained with thyroxine replacement therapy and he has had no further episodes of paralysis.
Authors:
Anna Claire de Lloyd; Stephen Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2009     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2012-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Wales College of Medicine, Department of Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences, Room 260, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK.
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