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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 102--103

Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia manifestation of hyperthyroidism

V Puri, N Chaudhry 
 Department of Neurology, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002, India

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V Puri
16, Type 5, MAMC Campus, New Delhi - 110002
India

Sporadic paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) secondary to thyrotoxicosis is an extremely rare entity. A 36-year-old female presented with the features of PKD. Her investigations revealed thyrotoxicosis. Her dyskinesia did not respond to carbamazepine but remitted with the anti-thyroid drug, neomercazole. Perhaps hyperthyroidism-related PKD is a result of a metabolic disturbance of the basal ganglia circuits rather than a permanent and irreversible change.


How to cite this article:
Puri V, Chaudhry N. Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia manifestation of hyperthyroidism.Neurol India 2004;52:102-103


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Puri V, Chaudhry N. Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia manifestation of hyperthyroidism. Neurol India [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];52:102-103
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