The pathogenesis of hypokalemic periodic paralysis in certain populations with thyrotoxicosis is unclear.
Periodic paralysis can manifest with any condition associated with hypokalemia (Table 2).
Periodic paralysis complicating thyrotoxicosis in Chinese.
Autonomously functioning thyroid nodule associated with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.
Thyrotopin secreting pituitary adenoma presenting as hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a Turkish male: the recurrence of the attack after radioiodine treatment.
Acetazolamide therapy has been useful in familial periodic paralysis, although its efficacy in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is doubtful and its effects potentially deleterious.
Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis needs to be included in the differential diagnosis of acute muscle weakness.
Laroia ST, Zaw KM, Ganti AK, et al: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis presenting as hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Two cases of thyrotoxicosis and primary aldosteronism complicating hypokalemic periodic paralysis have been published in the literature to date (13,14).
Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis in a Turkish population: three new case reports and analysis of the case series.
Fifty cases of primary hyperaldosteronism in Hong Kong Chinese with a high frequency of periodic paralysis.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an uncommon feature of thyrotoxicosis, and has not been previously reported in amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis.
Engel AG, Lambert EH: Calcium activation of electrically inexcitable muscle fibres in primary hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an uncommon feature of thyrotoxicosis, and has not previously been reported with amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis.