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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.37 no.2 São Paulo June 1979 

Paralisia periodica tireotoxica: registro de um caso


Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: a case report



Athos Scherer TorresI;  Gualberto R. M. MedinaII; Alberto DietrichIII;  Mario F. CoutinhoIV; Odilon Dutra dos SantosII

IChefe de Clínica. Serviço de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia Dr. Mario Coutinho, Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa (Porto Alegre)
IIMédicos Residentes. Serviço de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia Dr. Mario Coutinho, Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa (Porto Alegre)
IIIEndocrinologista. Serviço de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia Dr. Mario Coutinho, Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa (Porto Alegre)
IVChefe do Serviço. Serviço de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia Dr. Mario Coutinho, Hospital Beneficência Portuguesa (Porto Alegre)




É relatado um caso de paralisia periódica tireotóxica. Os autores chamam a atenção para o fato de não haver registro de publicações semelhantes na literatura brasileira nos 10 últimos anos. São abordados diversos aspectos do diagnóstico diferencial com outros tipos de paralisia periódica.


A case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis based on clinical grounds, laboratory data and therapeutic response as well is reported. The authors comment on the differential diagnosis with the most frequent types of periodic paralysis. The importance of a correct diagnosis and treatment as early as possible is stressed as to prevent further development of permanent paralysis due to irreversible degenerative myofibril changes as stated in literature.



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