Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis; a reversible cause of paralysis to remember.

@article{Akhter1997ThyrotoxicPP,
  title={Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis; a reversible cause of paralysis to remember.},
  author={Javeed Akhter and Lamont G. Weide},
  journal={South Dakota journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={50 10},
  pages={357-8}
}
A young Chinese American male presented with progressive proximal muscle weakness and inability to stand and walk. Investigations revealed marked hypokalemia and thyroid studies revealed hyperthyroidism consistent with Graves' disease. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare disorder in the Western hemisphere, yet needs to be considered as a cause… CONTINUE READING