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

Cesur M., BAYRAM F. , Temel M. A. , Ozkaya M., Kocer A., Ertorer M. E. , ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.68, no.1, pp.143-152, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2007.03014.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.