I lost weight, but I became weak and cannot walk--a case of nutraceutical (T3)-induced thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.

Abstract

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare reversible cause of paralysis and cramping. TPP is usually precipitated by common causes of thyrotoxicosis such as Grave disease or multinodular goiter. TPP precipitated by exogenous triiodothyronine (T3) intake is an extremely rare occurrence with only 3 cases reported to date. We now report a 24-year-old… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e318288a460

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