Abdominal tremor in thyrotoxicosis


Hyperthyroidism is a common medical condition in the general population and neurologic symptoms can be the first presentation. Neurologic manifestations include cognitive abnormalities and seizures, movement disorders such as chorea and tremors, and peripheral nervous system conditions including myopathy and neuropathy. Tremor, usually limb tremor, has been observed in 78% of patients with thyrotoxicosis.1 Here we report isolated abdominal tremor, reminiscent but different from belly dancer’s dyskinesia, in a patient with thyrotoxicosis.


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