Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1988;31(11):1499-1501.
Published online November 30, 1988.
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis.
Seok Min Choi, Jong Kyun Lee, Pyung Kil Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
저포타시움 혈증 주기성 마비 1례
최석민, 이종균, 김병길
연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 7 June 1988   • Accepted: 7 June 1988
Abstract
Periodic paralysis is a group of illness characterized by episodic attacks of muscle weakness with complete or nearly complete recovery of strength between attacks. In hypokalemic form, serum potassim level is usually low during the paralytic phase. But the basic defect is unknown. We have experienced a case of hypokalemic periodic paralysis in a 7-year-old girl who had intermittent attacks of flaccid paralysis of the trunk and limb muscles in association with decreased serum potassium level. The diagnosis was established by clinical features, blood chemistry, and electromyographic findings. We report a case of hypokalemic periodic paralysis with a brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Periodic Paralysis


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