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Periodic paralysis with hypokalemia

Definition

Periodic paralysis with hypokalemia is a type of paralysis that comes and goes.

See also: Familial periodic paralysis

Causes

This condition is caused by a low level of potassium in the blood.

See also:Serum potassium test


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Review Date: 8/14/2007
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