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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2008; 10(1): 79-82.
A Case of Intractable Hiccups Associated with High Dose Intravenous Methylprednisolone in a Patient with Third Nerve Palsy
Sang-Jun Na, Kyu Sun Yum, and Kee Ook Lee
Copyright © 2008 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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The etiology of intractable hiccups is most commonly idiopathic. However, they are occasionally associated with some underlying disorders including gastro-esophageal reflux disease. There are a few previous reports describing the association of intractable hiccups with high dose corticosteroid. We experienced an unusual case of intractable hiccups following a high dose intravenous methylprednisolone therapy in a patient with right third nerve palsy. Since methylprednisolone is commonly used in various neurological problems, physicians should be aware of its possible side effect including intractable hiccups.
Key words: Intractable hiccups, Methylprednisolone, Third nerve palsy
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