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Hyperthyroidism and periodic paralysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2254729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The periodic paralyses are a rare group of disorders which may be familial, sporadic, occur in association with hyperthyroidism or as a result of potassium loss. A 46-year-old otherwise healthy Filipino male is described who presented with a second episode of paroxysmal painless weakness. Examination revealed a pattern of weakness consistent with a myopathic process (symmetric/proximal). The neurologic examination was otherwise physiologic. The clinical features are described as well as the differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment. This case also demonstrates the phenomenon wherein periodic paralysis may precede clinical hyperthyroidism.
D J Capobianco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Florida Medical Association     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0015-4148     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fla Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-24     Completed Date:  1991-01-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505604     Medline TA:  J Fla Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  884-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurology, Jacksonville Naval Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperthyroidism / complications*
Hypokalemia / complications*
Middle Aged
Paralysis / etiology*
Thyrotoxicosis / complications

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