This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Periodic paralysis (hyperkalaemic)

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis is an autosomal dominantly inherited disease where there are attacks of paralysis lasting 30 or 40 minutes.

During the attacks the potassium rises, but some patients show weakness at serum potassium concentrations not greater than 4mM.

Attacks may be aborted by IV calcium gluconate.


Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation, such as a web address or phone number. This information will always be displayed when you visit this page