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Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis in an African male: a case report
Int Cardiovasc Hosp, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia..
Orebro Univ Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Orebro, Sweden..
2015 (English)In: Clinical Case Reports, E-ISSN 2050-0904, Vol. 3, no 2, 102-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare manifestation of thyrotoxicosis and is rarely reported in non-Asian populations. A 26-year-old Ethiopian male who presented with recurrent flaccid tetraparesis, hypokalemia, and hyperthyroidism is reported here. Thyroid function should be routinely checked in patients with acute or recurrent hypokalemic paralysis.

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Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. Vol. 3, no 2, 102-105 p.
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Hyperthyroidism, hypokalemia, paralysis, thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis
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Family Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56321DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.165ISI: 000363379300009PubMedID: 25767707OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56321DiVA: diva2:1081571
Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2017-03-14Bibliographically approved

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