Diagnosing thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in the ED.

  title={Diagnosing thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in the ED.},
  author={Yuh-Feng Lin and Chia-Chao Wu and Dee Pei and S J Chu and Shih-Hua Lin},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={21 4},
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) and sporadic periodic paralysis (SPP) are the most common causes of hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) in EDs in Asia. Their neuromuscular presentations are almost indistinguishable. We conducted this study to identify clinical clues that can help EPs distinguish between TPP and SPP. Thirty-four patients presenting to the ED with HPP were enrolled during a 3-year period. They did not have known hyperthyroidism before the attack and no family history of… CONTINUE READING
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