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October 1977

Reversible Corticospinal Tract Disease Due to Hyperthyroidism

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(10):647-648. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500220081018

• Corticospinal tract malfunction was seen in a patient with Graves' disease. The absence of intracranial and intraspinal lesions likely to cause the neurologic manifestations and their regression after control of thyroid dysfunction favors a cause-effect relationship. We review and compare similar cases previously reported and discuss the mechanisms.

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