Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: clinical and molecular aspects

  title={Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: clinical and molecular aspects},
  author={Henrik Falhammar and Marja Thor{\'e}n and Jan Calissendorff},
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare complication of hyperthyroidism that most often affects young East Asian males but increasingly also in other ethnic groups. The typical presentation is acute attacks varying from mild weakness to total paralysis starting at night or in the early morning a few hours after a heavy meal, alcohol abuse or strenuous exercise with complete recovery within 72 h. Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism may not be obvious. The hallmark is hypokalemia from… CONTINUE READING


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