Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 271--274

A rare case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis precipitated by hydrocortisone


Subrata Chakrabarti 
 Department of General Medicine, IPGMER, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Subrata Chakrabarti
Doctor«SQ»s Hostel, IPGMER, A. J. C Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal
India

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare, but serious condition characterized by acute paralytic attacks and hypokalemia in association with thyrotoxicosis. Although carbohydrate rich meals, strenuous exercise, alcohol, emotional stress are known precipitants of TPP, steroid treatment has rarely been reported to induce TPP. We report a case in which a patient with previously untreated Grave«SQ»s disease developed TPP following administration of Intravenous hydrocortisone for control of severe anaphylaxis, which to best of our knowledge is very rare.


How to cite this article:
Chakrabarti S. A rare case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis precipitated by hydrocortisone.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2015;6:271-274


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Chakrabarti S. A rare case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis precipitated by hydrocortisone. J Nat Sc Biol Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Mar 29 ];6:271-274
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