Acute Dyskalemic Periodic Paralysis

  • Uta Meyding-Lamadé
  • Robert Stingele
  • Michael N. Diringer
  • Daniel F. Hanley


The periodic paralyses are rare disorders of skeletal muscle characterized by transient, often acute attacks of muscle weakness. The associated alterations of serum potassium concentration have led to a classification into hypo-, hyper-, and normokalemic forms (Table 1). These occur as primary disorders, mostly transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait with variable expressivity, which have to be distinguished from secondary or acquired periodic paralysis, e.g., associated with thyrotoxicosis. Electrolyte changes are less marked in primary periodic paralysis than in secondary periodic paralysis.


Periodic Paralysis Autosomal Dominant Trait Ancillary Test Periodic Para Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis 
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  • Uta Meyding-Lamadé
  • Robert Stingele
  • Michael N. Diringer
  • Daniel F. Hanley

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