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Hyperthyroidism as a cause of autonomic dysreflexia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18716489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 25-yr-old female tetraplegic patient experienced autonomic dysreflexia episodes involving hypertension, headache, facial flushing, and tachycardia. The symptoms were not related to the bladder or bowel. The episodes did not seem to be linked to any mechanical cause. The patient was incidentally diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Treatment with antithyroid medication resulted in resolution of the autonomic dysreflexia. This case suggests that hyperthyroidism may trigger autonomic dysreflexia in tetraplegic patients.
Jae Hyeok Chang; Ji Eui Han; Hyun Joo Sohn; Yong Beom Shin; Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-21     Completed Date:  2008-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  768-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Suh-Ku, Busan, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Antithyroid Agents / therapeutic use
Autonomic Dysreflexia / drug therapy,  etiology*
Hyperthyroidism / complications*,  drug therapy
Methimazole / therapeutic use
Propranolol / therapeutic use
Quadriplegia / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Antithyroid Agents; 525-66-6/Propranolol; 60-56-0/Methimazole

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