A CASE STUDY ON HYPOKALEMIC PERIODIC PARALYSIS
Parvathy Rajan*, Priscilla Mary, Apollo James, Hemalatha Selvaraj, Sheik Haja Sherief and Sivakumar T.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder which occurs 1:100,000especially in firstand second decade of life. It results from mutations in sodium, calcium and potassium channels in the skeletal muscles, affected individuals usually regain their muscle strength between attacks, repeated episodes can lead to persistent muscle weakness later in life. Here the case report of a 43year old male patient is being presented who got admitted to emergency with the complaints of weakness of both upper and lower limb, since morning and the patient felt difficult in walking. Patient had similar illness7 years before in the past and took treatment for 3 years with syrup potklor (potassium chloride)-2 tsp. Now 7 years later patient is being experienced with similar attack and got treated up by giving syrup potassium chloride 10 ml (diluted with 100 ml water).
Keywords: Hypokalemia, Neuromuscular disorder, potassium chloride.
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