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Hypokalemic periodic paralysis

Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: Introduction

Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: The periodic paralyses are inherited disorders of voluntary muscle, characterized by intermittent attacks of weakness, during which ... more about Hypokalemic periodic paralysis.

Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: A rare inherited muscle condition characterized by periods of severe muscle weakness or paralysis which can last from hours to days. Episodes can occur as often as daily or only rarely. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is available below.

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Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: Complications

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Causes of Hypokalemic periodic paralysis

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Prognosis for Hypokalemic periodic paralysis

Prognosis for Hypokalemic periodic paralysis: The prognosis for the periodic paralyses varies. Chronic attacks may result in progressive weakness that may persist between attacks. Some cases respond well to treatment, which may prevent, and in some instances reverse, progressive muscle weakness. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Periodic Paralyses Information Page: NINDS)

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The periodic paralyses are inherited disorders of voluntary muscle, characterized by intermittent attacks of weakness, during which affected muscles become slack, weak, and unable to contract. Between attacks, however, the affected muscles usually work normally. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Periodic Paralyses Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Hypokalemic periodic paralysis:

Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hypokalemic periodic paralysis, or a subtype of Hypokalemic periodic paralysis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hypokalemic periodic paralysis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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