V Chaovakul

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Sudden unexplained nocturnal death (SUND), a disorder of unknown cause that occurs in otherwise healthy young adults, mostly male, during their sleep, is prevalent in the north-east region of Thailand, where it has been known for generations as lai tai. It occurs in the same population and area where hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (HPP), endemic distal(More)
Within a period of 3 years, 103 patients with primary type I distal renal tubular acidosis were reported from two hospitals in the northeast of Thailand, with cases peaking in the summer. The patients' age ranged from 18 to 76 with a mean and mode of 39 and 47 years, respectively. The female to male ratio was 3.3:1. All patients presented with generalized(More)
We have previously reported a high prevalence of endemic renal tubular acidosis (EnRTA) in the northeast of Thailand, and our subsequent studies provided evidence that K deficiency exists in the same region. Since tubulointerstitial damage is associated with K deficiency, we postulate that this might be implicated in the pathogenesis of EnRTA and, if so,(More)
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