Case Reports in Endocrinology / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Case Report

Graves’ Disease Presenting with Periodic Paralysis to the Emergency Department

Table 2

Causes of proximal muscle weakness.

 Endocrinopathy (e.g., thyrotoxic periodic paralysis)
 Inflammatory (e.g., myositis)
 Infective (e.g., viral hepatitis or human immunodeficiency syndrome)
 Genetic (e.g., muscular dystrophy or metabolic storage disorders)
 Drug-induced (e.g., statins, corticosteroids or alcohol)
Nervous system disorder
 Motor neuropathies
 Peripheral nerve disease (e.g., tick paralysis or demyelinating disorders)
 Neuromuscular junction disorders (e.g., Myasthenia gravis or botulism)

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