A Case of Acute Psychosis Following Normalisation of Thyroid Status with Propylthiouracil in Long-standing Hyperthyroidism

  • Tom Ansumol Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • Chacko Deenu Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • Karunakaran Vidhukumar Government Medical College, Ernakulam
Keywords: hyperthyroidism, acute psychosis, propylthiouracil

Abstract

Precipitation of acute psychosis following normalisation of thyroid status has been reported previously. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old man with long-standing hyperthyroidism unresponsive to carbimazole, developing acute polymorphic psychotic disorder without symptoms of schizophrenia, along with normalization of thyroid status, after seven months of treatment with propylthiouracil.

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Published
2018-03-06