Nedsat kraft i ekstremiteterne hos en mand med Gravesʼ sygdom

Translated title of the contribution: Muscle weakness in the extremities in a man with Graves' disease

Abstract

A 42-year-old man of Chinese descent, known to have Graves' disease, presented with muscle weakness. Neurological examination showed paralysis of the arms and legs, with intact sensory function, while blood-test revealed hypokalaemia and thyrotoxicosis. The neurological symptoms resolved quickly after correction of the serum potassium level. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare, reversible complication of hyperthyroidism is characterised by hypokalaemia, hyperthyroidism and paralysis.

Translated title of the contributionMuscle weakness in the extremities in a man with Graves' disease
Original languageDanish
Article numberV12210931
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume184
Issue number18
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2022

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