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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 519-520

Reversible cerebellar ataxia with thyrotoxicosis: An autoimmune brain disease in remission due to Graves' disease


Department of Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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S Rama Prakasha
Department of General Medicine, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.111675

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We hereby report a patient with seizure disorder who was on long term carbamazepine, admitted with features of thyrotoxicosis and cerebellar dysfunction. Anticonvulsant medications are cerebellar toxins; but in this case, reversal of cerebellar dysfunction was noted upon treatment of thyrotoxicosis with antithyroid drugs.


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