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Hypokalemic thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a Caucasian male with Graves' disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7615910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a 34-yr-old Caucasian male with Graves' disease presenting with a flaccid quadriplegia and severe hypokalemia is reported. The weakness was prevalent at the lower extremities and began during nocturnal sleep, after a strenuous physical exertion performed during the day. Correction of hypokalemia promptly reversed the quadriplegia. The occurrence of hypokalemic thyrotoxic periodic paralysis several months after the beginning of thyrotoxic symptoms, and the normal insulin serum levels on admission differentiate this patient from most of the previously reported cases.
M F Celani; M E Bonati; M Cavalli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0391-4097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endocrinol. Invest.     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-24     Completed Date:  1995-08-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
II Divisione di Medicina, Ospedale Estense, Modena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Graves Disease / complications*
HLA Antigens / analysis
Hypokalemia / complications*
Muscle Hypotonia
Paralysis / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HLA Antigens

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