[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Many neurological diseases like myopathy, periodic paralysis, ophthalmoplegia, and myasthenia gravis are known associations of thyrotoxicosis. However the association of neuropathy with thyrotoxicosis is not frequently recognized. First described by Charcot in 1889, thyrotoxic neuropathy or 'Basedow's Paraplegia' is a rarely reported entity. We describe here a case of a young woman with subacute distal neuropathy as the presenting manifestation of thyrotoxicosis. The neuropathy improved on antithyroid treatment. A careful literature search leads us to believe that peripheral neuropathy in thyrotoxicosis is under recognised. Thyroid function tests can be helpful in the diagnosis of this treatable neuropathy and should be included in the routine work up.
The Medical journal of Malaysia 04/2007; 62(1):76-7.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Classical dengue fever is commonly seen in children and young adults. It commonly presents with fever, severe headache, body ache and retro-orbital pain. Unlike other arboviral infections, dengue virus does not usually cause neurological manifestations. We report a 13-year-old boy with dengue encephalitis. Dengue encephalitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute viral encephalitis especially in countries like India where dengue has assumed epidemic proportions. These undiagnosed cases are at risk of developing complications of dengue haemorrhagic fever.
Singapore medical journal 12/2006; 47(11):975-7. · 0.63 Impact Factor