Thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in a Turkish population: three new case reports and analysis of the case series

Cesur M., Bayram F., Temel M., KOÇER A. , Koç F.

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.68, sa.1, ss.143-152, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2007.03014.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.143-152


Objective Thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (THPP) is an uncommon condition with intermittent episodes of muscle weakness and occasionally severe paralysis. THPP is a common complication of hyperthyroidism in Asian populations, and has also been reported in other ethnic groups including Caucasians. This study aimed to conduct an analysis of THPP in a Turkish population, and is to our knowledge the first analysis of a homogeneous Caucasian group.