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Doctor I Am Swaying -An Interesting Case of Ataxia

*, Pavan M R and Madi, Deepak and Achappa, Basavaprabhu and Gupta, Abhishek (2012) Doctor I Am Swaying -An Interesting Case of Ataxia. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.

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Abstract

Auto-immune Hypothyroidism is one of the common causes of hypothyroidism. The usual clinical features of auto-immune hypothyroidism are constipation, fatigue, cold intolerance and weight gain. Rarely it can present with neurologic problems like reversible cerebellar ataxia, dementia, peripheral neuropathy,psychosis andcoma. A 45-year-old male presented with the history of gait-ataxia.Investigations revealed the hypothyroidism. Anti-TPO antibody was positive. Thyroid replacement therapy was started and our patient improved completely within 3 weeks. The main aim of this case report is to highlight the fact that hypothyroidism has to be considered in all patients who present with acute onset of cerebellar ataxia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Cerebellar ataxia, Auto-immune thyroi
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 10:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76792

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