Periodic paralysis: clinical evaluation in 20 patients

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Tengan,Célia Harumi; Oliveira,Acary S. Bulle de; Gabbai,Alberto Alain;
(1994)
  • Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia (ABNEURO)
  • Journal: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria (issn: 1678-4227)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/S0004-282X1994000400008
  • Subject: hipopotassemia | periodic paralysis | hypokalemia | hyperthyroidism | paralisia periódica | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | RC321-571 | hiperpotassemia | hiperkalemia | hipertireoidismo

Twenty patients with periodic paralysis were evaluated and the aspects studied included epidemiological data, clinical manifestations, ancillary tests, treatment and evolution. Sixteen patients had the hypokalemic form (5 familiar, 5 sporadic, 5 thyrotoxic and 1 seconda... View more