Author(s): Lin CS, Yiin KT, Lin WH, Huang SY
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Abstract A 58-year-old female was admitted and discovered to be a victim of thyrotoxicosis. She had experience periodic seizure attacks for 14 months. These seizures disappeared when function of the thyroid returned to normal. We performed many studies to search for the cause of the seizures. No epileptic focus could be detected from an EEG or a MRI of the brain. There was no abnormal laboratory data such as: hypoglycemia, hypoxemia, serum electrolyte imbalance, or an acid-base imbalance. No evidence of CNS infection was noted. She had good response to antithyroid treatment. We therefore suggest, that the seizure attacks may be related to thyrotoxicosis. In reviewing the literature, we found that only 13 cases of thyrotoxicosis with seizures have been reported since 1956 [1-9].
This article was published in Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)
and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics