Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
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Oputa RN

Oputa RN


  • Short Communication
    Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in a 20-Year-Old Nigerian Male
    Author(s): Anyanwu AC, Mbaike CA, Nwazor EO and Oputa RNAnyanwu AC, Mbaike CA, Nwazor EO and Oputa RN

    Background: Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP) is a rare complication of hyperthyroidism characterised by hypokalaemia and recurrent episodes of muscle weakness. Increased awareness will promote early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the condition. Objective: To highlight an uncommon case of TPP in a Nigerian male with normokalaemia on presentation. Case: A 20-year-old male patient on treatment for hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease) who was referred to the endocrine clinic on account of recurrent episodes of acute symmetrical painful lower limb muscle weakness. He had experienced a total of 5 episodes approximately 2-3 months apart with each attack lasting between 10-36 h there was a positive history of strenuous activities preceding each attack. Limb pain was relieved by analgesics and weakness resolved spontan.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.1000277

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