Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis (TPP) in a 28-Year-Old Sudanese Man Started on Prednisone

J. J. Tessier, S. K. Neu, K. K. Horning
2010 Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine  
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare complication associated with hyperthyroidism. It is most common in the Asian population. We describe a case of a 28-year-old Sudanese man who presented with ascending lower extremity paralysis after treatment of hyperthyroidism with prednisone and methimazole. This case report reviews the literature looking at pathophysiology, causes, and treatment recommendations for this rare complication of hyperthyroidism. (J Am Board Fam Med 2010;23:551-554.)
doi:10.3122/jabfm.2010.04.090220 pmid:20616298 fatcat:hpbb4pquszdkdeosm65d3sl5oi