Hyperthyroid hypokalemic periodic paralysis

  • N.S. Neki
  • Published 2016 in Pakistan journal of medical sciences


Hyperthyroid periodic paralysis (HPP) is a rare life threatening complication of hyperthyroidism commonly occurring in young Asian males but sporadically found in other races. It is characterised by hypokalemia and acute onset paraparesis with prevalence of one in one hundred thousand (1 in 100000). The symptoms resolve promptly with potassium… (More)
DOI: 10.12669/pjms.324.11006


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