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CASE REPORT

Thyrotoxicosis Presenting First Time as Hypokalemic Paralysis: A Rare Case Report

Soni Kumar, Trilok C Guleria, Pratibha Himral, Santosh Kumar, Roshan Lal

Keywords : Hypokalemia, Hypokalemic periodic paralysis, Quadriplegia, Thyrotoxicosis

Citation Information : Kumar S, Guleria TC, Himral P, Kumar S, Lal R. Thyrotoxicosis Presenting First Time as Hypokalemic Paralysis: A Rare Case Report. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2020; 4 (1):31-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0086

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Thyrotoxicosis has various clinical manifestations, ranging from its usual features to some rare presentations. Thyrotoxicosis presenting as acute quadriplegia is a very rare phenomenon and is attributed to hypokalemia. Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a known but rare manifestation, and a first presentation is relatively unknown in the past. Here, we present a case of middle-aged Asian male in whom thyrotoxicosis presented for the first time as hypokalemic paralysis.


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