FRI0245 The comparison of clinical findings and provocative tests with enmg in carpal tunnel syndrome

H Ozer, F Sendur, A Aydeniz, G Gurer, E Ozturk
2001 Speaker abstracts 2001   unpublished
Initially we tried low dose steroids only achieving a slight improvement of the patient´s complaints. At the same time, we noticed an enlarged, tender thyroid gland, presenting high T3 and T4 values, low TSH value and positive anti-thyroid antibodies. She initiated specific therapy. Results Facing a progressive polyarthritis, hydroxychloroquine was started in a 400 mg/d dose. Four weeks later the patient was referred to our out-patient clinic with the following complaints: insomnia,
more » ... incapacity of accomplish her routine daily work, and a fixed idea of general dislike towards her simultaneously with the feeling that everyone´s around was looking at her in a strange way. Hydroxychloroquine was immediately stopped and 72 h later her behaviour was back to normal. Conclusion We strongly believe that the psychiatric symptoms above were related with the hydroxychloroquine therapy.
doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2001.566 fatcat:hjvjtgcbxfglnoygmqp5fzfd2a