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Hypokalemic periodic paralysis


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"An autosomal dominant familial disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of skeletal muscle weakness associated with falls in serum potassium levels. The condition usually presents in the first or second decade of life with attacks of trunk and leg paresis during sleep or shortly after awakening. Symptoms may persist for hours to days and generally are precipitated by exercise or a meal high in carbohydrates. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1483)"

Related Topics

The following medical topics are often discussed with Hypokalemic periodic paralysis on the web pages we have analyzed and so may be medically related. Click on the symbol to show the web page linking the two topics.

The following genes (and their mutations) are connected to this condition:
CACNA1S
KCNE3
SCN4A

Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

K-DUR
K-TAB
KLOTRIX
Klor-Con
Klor-Con M
Micro-K Extencaps
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride ER
Potassium chloride
Slow-K

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