Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine

Volume 8 Number 3, July 2001

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: a case of two brothers

RHK Wong, F Ng

In this article, we describe the presentation of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis of two brothers at the same time. A positive family history in this condition is rare. Early identification and cautious potassium supplementation in this entity prevents complications arising from potassium shifts. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2001;8:159-162)

Keywords : Muscle weakness, periodic paralysis, thyrotoxicosis

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