E-ISSN 2667-8721

Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis: Case Report

Abstract

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is characterized by muscle paralysis and acute hypokalemia that secondary to hyperthyroidism, often detected in men and in Asians. The increase in Na-K ATPase activity as a result of increased beta adrenergic stimulation due to thyrotoxicosis causes to decrease intravascular potassium level resulting paralysis. In our study, we aim to discuss a case who applied with lower extremity paralysis in the emergency department and diagnosed with THPP.

Keywords: hypokalemia,paralysis,periodic,thyrotoxicosis


Eurasian J Critical Care 2020; 1 (2):155-156
Case Report