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Thyrotoxic neuropathy- an under diagnosed condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17682580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many neurological diseases like myopathy, periodic paralysis, ophthalmoplegia, and myasthenia gravis are known associations of thyrotoxicosis. However the association of neuropathy with thyrotoxicosis is not frequently recognized. First described by Charcot in 1889, thyrotoxic neuropathy or 'Basedow's Paraplegia' is a rarely reported entity. We describe here a case of a young woman with subacute distal neuropathy as the presenting manifestation of thyrotoxicosis. The neuropathy improved on antithyroid treatment. A careful literature search leads us to believe that peripheral neuropathy in thyrotoxicosis is under recognised. Thyroid function tests can be helpful in the diagnosis of this treatable neuropathy and should be included in the routine work up.
Authors:
V Sahni; N Gupta; S Anuradha; M Tatke; P Kar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-08     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA,
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
India
Middle Aged
Peripheral Nerves / pathology,  physiopathology
Polyneuropathies / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Thyrotoxicosis / complications*,  physiopathology

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