publication . Article . 1999

Clinical and Metabolic Features of Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in 24 Episodes

Mariam Avakian Manoukian; Julie A. Foote; Lawrence M. Crapo;
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  • Published: 22 Mar 1999 Journal: Archives of Internal Medicine, volume 159, page 601 (issn: 0003-9926, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Abstract
Background Hypokalemia is a well-known, consistent finding in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP). It is less well known that hypophosphatemia and mild hypomagnesemia are often present in TPP and that rebound hyperkalemia can occur as a result of potassium therapy. Objective To report the prevalence of these electrolyte abnormalities in 24 episodes of TPP in 19 patients admitted to a single university-affiliated public hospital during a 15-year period. Methods The medical records of all patients admitted to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif, between August 1, 1982, and June 1, 1997, with any type of hypokalemic periodic paralysis were revi...
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Medical Subject Headings: nutritional and metabolic diseasesurologic and male genital diseases
free text keywords: Potassium, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Hyperkalemia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Gastroenterology, medicine.medical_specialty, Internal medicine, Hypokalemia, Familial periodic paralysis, business.industry, business, Hypokalemic periodic paralysis, medicine.disease, Endocrinology, Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, Hypophosphatemia, Hypomagnesemia
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