A Case of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in a Young Athlete.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
acute periodic paralyses disorders, hypokalemia, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, paralysis, potassium, weakness, westphal's diease
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Emergency Medicine | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) is one of the group muscle disorders that can cause sudden onset paresis or paralysis. It is a quite rare, yet, potentially life-threatening condition that, if appropriately and promptly diagnosed and treated, can be completely reversed. Other forms of periodic paralysis include thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, and Anderson syndrome. We are presenting a case of a young male who presented to the emergency department (ED) with sudden paralysis to shed light on such a diagnosis and on other differential diagnoses.
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Abdelmasih R, Abdelmaseih R, Hasan M, Nasser H. A Case of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in a Young Athlete. Cureus. 2021;13(5):e15236. Published 2021 May 25. doi:10.7759/cureus.15236