Muscle membrane excitability after exercise in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis and thyrotoxicosis without periodic paralysis.

@article{Arimura2007MuscleME,
  title={Muscle membrane excitability after exercise in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis and thyrotoxicosis without periodic paralysis.},
  author={Kimiyoshi Arimura and Yumiko Arimura and Arlene R. Ng and S Sakoda and Itsuro Higuchi},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={784-8}
}
We evaluated whether the paralytic attacks in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) are primarily due to the abnormal excitability of the muscle membrane caused by a preexisting latent abnormality or to the effects of thyroid hormone. The prolonged exercise (PE) test was used to evaluate muscle membrane excitability in 21 patients with TPP and 11 patients with thyrotoxicosis without paralytic attacks (Tw/oPP) in the hyperthyroid state. The PE tests were compared between the hyperthyroid and… CONTINUE READING