Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis

Background

Clinical Features

  • Painless weakness especially after exercise or diet changes
  • Lasting hours to days
  • Most common from 20-40 years old
  • Physical Exam
    • Proximal>Distal muscle weakness
    • Hyporeflexia or areflexia

Differential Diagnosis

Weakness

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

  • Telemetry admission
  • Endocrine consult

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