Analysis of 13 patients with hypokalemic periodic paralysis


Koc F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.8, ss.1-5, 2008 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-5

Özet

Objectives: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is characterized by intermittent episodes of muscle weakness or paralysis. The attacks may occur everyday or once a year and may last for a few hours to several days. The serum potassium level is low during the attack. However, the serum potassium levels are normal between two attacks. In this study, we aimed to point out the clinical and etiological features of hypokalemic periodic paralysis.