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Case Report  |   December 1998
Thyroid hypokalemic periodic paralysis
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Case Report   |   December 1998
Thyroid hypokalemic periodic paralysis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1998, Vol. 98, 694. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.12.694
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 1998, Vol. 98, 694. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.12.694
Abstract

An unusual presentation of thyrotoxicosis resulting in hypokalemic periodic paralysis is reported here. The patients with this disorder have very low serum potassium levels during the active phase of the disease. Very often, several months pass before the diagnosis is made. Once recognized and the thyrotoxicosis is treated, the patient does well.