F. S. Armstrong
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Hyperkalemic familial periodic paralysis (adynamia episodica hereditaria) is a hereditary disorder manifested by recurrent paralysis with hyperkalemia, rather than hypokalemia which is seen in classical familial periodic paralysis. A family with 11 affected members in three generations was reviewed, and one of the members, a 20-year-old male, was studied in some detail. Paralysis characteristically occurs during rest after physical exertion but can occur without preceding physical activity. Potassium administration can provoke paralytic attacks, and hunger often intensifies the degree of paralysis. The onset is usually during the first decade of life but can be later. The paralytic attacks are generally
Armstrong FS. Hyperkalemic Familial Periodic Paralysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:696. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-696_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):696.
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