Doctor i am swaying: An interesting case of ataxia

M. R. Pavan, Deepak Madi, Basavaprabhu Achappa, Abhishek Gupta

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Auto-immune Hypothyroidism is one of the common causes of hypothyroidism. The usual clinical features of auto-immune hypothyroidism are constipation, fatigue, cold intolerance and weight gain. Rarely it can present with neurologic problems like reversible cerebellar ataxia, dementia, peripheral neuropathy,psychosis andcoma. A 45-year-old male presented with the history of gait-ataxia.Investigations revealed the hypothyroidism. Anti-TPO antibody was positive. Thyroid replacement therapy was started and our patient improved completely within 3 weeks. The main aim of this case report is to highlight the fact that hypothyroidism has to be considered in all patients who present with acute onset of cerebellar ataxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-703
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number4 SUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 31-05-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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