J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1977 Jun;12(2):241-246. 10.4055/jkoa.1977.12.2.241.

Hypokalemic Familial Periodic Paralysis: A Report of 4 members in a family

Abstract

Hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis is one of the rare familial disease characterized by recurrent and transient attacks of weakness or paralysis of the somatic musculature. Also, this disease is usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait in most cases. During an attack, the plasma potassium falls as a rasults of shift of potassium from the extracellular to the intracelluar compartment, but there is no loss of total potassium from the body. We have experienced hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis recently which affected 4 members in a family,and report this disorder.


MeSH Terms

Accidental Falls
Humans
Paralyses, Familial Periodic*
Paralysis
Plasma
Potassium
Potassium
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