Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67--69

Clinical and diagnostic challenges in a rare case of motor weakness with endocrinopathy: A case report


Ravinder Garg1, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa2, Rakesh Aseri1, Krishan Singh Kajal1 
1 Department of Medicine, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
House No. 27-A, Ratan Nagar, Tripuri, Patiala - 147 001, Punjab
India

Electrolyte imbalance always poses challenging situations to the attending intensivists, particularly if it is associated with endocrinopathies and other comorbidities. One such rare clinical scenario is hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) due to hyperthyroidism. The epidemiology of such a condition is slightly higher among males of Asian origin as compared to its universal occurrence. The diagnostic challenges in this clinical situation can lead to higher morbidity if timeliness is compromised from the presentation to active management. Moreover, atypical presentation of this pathologic condition further compounds the problem if it is associated with overt hyperthyroidism. Here, we report a unique case that presented to the emergency medicine department of our institute with weakness of all the four limbs and in which we faced all the diagnostic and management challenges as the clinical condition of hypokalemia was somehow dominated by overt hyperthyroidism.


How to cite this article:
Garg R, Bajwa SJ, Aseri R, Kajal KS. Clinical and diagnostic challenges in a rare case of motor weakness with endocrinopathy: A case report.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:67-69


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Garg R, Bajwa SJ, Aseri R, Kajal KS. Clinical and diagnostic challenges in a rare case of motor weakness with endocrinopathy: A case report. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];9:67-69
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