VICTOR A. CORBETT, M.D.; FRANK Q. NUTTALL, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
Two cases of familial hypokalemic periodic paralysis in Negro brothers occurred, and—because this has been reported to be an unusual disease among blacks—the family pedigree was investigated. Histories were obtained on 79 family members in four generations. Twenty seven (34%) had symptoms of periodic paralysis or weakness. As far as we could determine, there were no Caucasian ancestors.
CORBETT VA, NUTTALL FQ. Familial Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in Blacks. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:63–65. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-63
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(1):63-65.
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