Hypokalemic thyrotoxic periodic paralysis with thyrotoxic psychosis and hypercapnic respiratory failure

Bushra Abbasi, Zain Sharif, Laura Sprabery

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Abstract

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare and potentially lethal neuromuscular disease that manifests as recurrent episodic muscle weakness associated with hypokalemia and thyrotoxicosis. Paralysis can rarely involve respiratory muscles leading to acute respiratory failure. The disease primarily affects people of Asian descent, but it is being increasingly reported in other ethnic groups. We review the literature and report a case of hypokalemic thyrotoxic periodic paralysis manifesting as thyroid storm with episodic acute respiratory failure requiring recurrent intubation and eventually requiring thyroidectomy for resolution of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume340
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Paralysis
Respiratory Insufficiency
Psychotic Disorders
Thyroid Crisis
Neuromuscular Diseases
Respiratory Muscles
Thyrotoxicosis
Hypokalemia
Muscle Weakness
Thyroidectomy
Ethnic Groups
Intubation

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Hypokalemic thyrotoxic periodic paralysis with thyrotoxic psychosis and hypercapnic respiratory failure. / Abbasi, Bushra; Sharif, Zain; Sprabery, Laura.

In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Vol. 340, No. 2, 01.01.2010, p. 147-153.

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