P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
Eurasian Journal of Medicine and Oncology A case of thyrotoxic hypochalemic periodic paralysis [EJMO]
EJMO. Ahead of Print: EJMO-44154 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2017.44154

A case of thyrotoxic hypochalemic periodic paralysis

Yılmaz İnanç1, Deniz Tuncel1, Mustafa Gökçe1, Hamza Şahin1, Songül Bavli1, Yusuf Inanç2
1Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi
2Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi

Periodic paralysis is a rare hereditary disorder which is characterized by recurrent muscle weaknesses due to the mutations within sodium, potassium or calcium ion channels. hypokalemia, normokalemia and hyperkalemia may be observed during the attacks. The atta-cks are usually occur by triggering factors such as by stress, cold, in¬fection, excessive exercise, and high carbohyd¬rate food consumption. Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is one of the rare causes of widespread muscle weakness.Since the patient carries all the clinical and demographic features of the disease, the case was deemed appropriate to be presented.

Keywords: Thyrotoxicosis, hypokalemia, periodic paralysis



Corresponding Author: Yılmaz İnanç, Türkiye

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