Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2001 , Vol 47 , Num 6

Tirotoksik Hipokalemik Periyodik Paralizi Bir Olgu Sunumu

Safinaz Ataoğlu 1
1 Düzce Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is characterized by recurrent episodes of motor weakness of variable intensity associated with thyroid overactivity. It is usually associated with low serum potassium levels and is often precipitated by physical activity or ingestion of carbohydrates. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a self-limiting disorder that is cured by the treatment of the underlying hyperthyroidism and for thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis no familial character is assumed. We describe a case (32 years-old), who complained of three episodes of muscular paralysis in the context of previously undiagnozsed hyperthyroidism and associated with low serum potassium levels. In this article, a case of thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is presented and discussed on the basis of literature

Keywords : Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis