ME Nida, H Kanj. Thyroid hypokalemic periodic paralysis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1998;98(12):694. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1918.104.22.1684.
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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.
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