Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in the Chinese population: clinical features in 45 cases.

@article{Li2009ThyrotoxicPP,
  title={Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in the Chinese population: clinical features in 45 cases.},
  author={Jing Li and Xiao-yan Yang and Ying Zhao},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={
          22-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) occurs predominantly in Asian males, but there are few reports about TPP in the mainland of the People's Republic of China. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical features of cases of TPP in mainland China. METHODS Forty-five cases of TPP, admitted to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University during a 5-year period, were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Patients typically presented with acute paralysis of the limbs, almost half (48.6… CONTINUE READING
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