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Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare but potentially fatal emergency: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22111475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of a 39 year-old Asian man in whom profound lower limb paralysis, along with severe hypokalemia and electrocardiographic changes, were the presenting features of Graves' disease (GD)-related thyrotoxicosis. Rapid recognition and management of the disorder were the key factors to avoid fatal hypokalemia-induced cardiac arrhythmias and promptly restore patient's capacity to ambulate.
Authors:
Jeisa Y Gómez-Torres; Wilfredo E Bravo-Llerena; Luis M Reyes-Ortiz; Rodrigo J Valderrábano-Wagner; Victor Mariano-Mejías; Héctor Brunet-Rodríguez; Juan C Lemos-Ramírez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2011 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Ramón Ruiz Arnau University Hospital, Bayamón, Puerto Rico. jeisa10@hotmail.com
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