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, ss.143-152, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier


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.