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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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CLAROS ESPINOZA, Karen Griselda. Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis: case report. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2023, vol.46, n.2, pp.114-117.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 1012-2966.

Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic paralysis (PPHT) is a rare complication of hyperthyroidism. The case of a 50-year-old patient with no previous history of chronic diseases is presented, who presented recurrent episodes of weakness and quadriparesis, with normokalemia and without obvious symptoms of hyperthyroidism, which delayed the diagnosis of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis, until the frank presentation of hypokalemia.

Keywords : hyperthyroidism; hypokalemia; paralysis.

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