Clinical and electromyographic evidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in a hypertensive patient with chronic beta-blocker treatment

G. Lipponi, C. Lucantoni, R. Antonicelli, R. Gaetti

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Abstract

We describe a case of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a hypertensive man on long term treatment with a beta-blocker, propanolol. The clinical and instrumental findings, including MRI at the wrist, excluded all other possible causes of CTS. The improvement in symptoms and electromyographic findings on discontinuation of the drug suggested that the CTS may have been related to the beta-blocker therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

Keywords

  • beta-blockers
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • side effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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