Recognizing thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis

Kamini Patel, Jonathan Mccoy, Patrick M. Davis

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Abstract

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (THPP) is a rare but potentially serious complication of thyrotoxicosis. The resulting muscle weakness is profound, associated with more severe hypokalemia, yet reversible. However, clinicians must be cautious because patients can develop life-threatening hyperkalemia during treatment. Underlying causes should be investigated as repeated episodes of THPP may occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Hyperkalemia
Thyrotoxicosis
Hypokalemia
Muscle Weakness
Therapeutics

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Recognizing thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis. / Patel, Kamini; Mccoy, Jonathan; Davis, Patrick M.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 31-34.

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