11β hydroxylase deficiency (OHD) is one of the main causes of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. There have been only a few reported cases of nonclassic 11β OHD, a milder form of the disease. It is difficult to detect occult nonclassic 11β OHD because patients present with no or mild symptoms. We herein present a case of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) with Graves' disease leading to the discovery of a hidden nonclassic 11β OHD. In this case, increased levels of thyroid hormone seem to have induced symptoms of occult nonclassic 11β OHD and aggravated TPP.
2013 by The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine