Forceful hormone under your neck affects your legs: A young adult man sudden weakness and atrial tachycardia with transient complete AV block.

Authors

  • Titaporn Nasaarn Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Srinakarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University
  • Benjawan Soontornrungsun Department of Internal medicine, Khon Kaen hospital
  • Nattapat Serewiwattana Emergency Medicine unit, Queen Sirikit Heart Center of the Northeast, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
  • Thanat Tangpaisarn Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Srinakarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University

Keywords:

Thyrotoxicosis, hypokalemia, Atrioventricular block, Atrial tachycardia

Abstract

We are demonstrating a case of a 24-year-old man presented with acute symmetrical proximal muscle weakness in both upper and lower extremities. Common causes of proximal muscle weakness included hypokalemic periodic paralysis, acquired myopathy both infection, non-infection: endocrinopathy (e.g. hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, drugs (steroid and alcohol). He was diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis periodic paralysis, moreover, his electrocardiography (ECG) showed atrial tachycardia with 2:1 AV conduction and transient complete AV block.

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Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

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Nasaarn T, Soontornrungsun B, Serewiwattana N, Tangpaisarn T. Forceful hormone under your neck affects your legs: A young adult man sudden weakness and atrial tachycardia with transient complete AV block. TJEM [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];1(2):85-93. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TJEM/article/view/249899