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August 1978

Hypophosphatemia in Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(8):1284-1285. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630330082026

A patient with thyrotoxicosis from Graves' disease had concomitant muscular paralysis, hypophosphatemia, and severe hypokalemia. The parallel depression and return to normal of these electrolyte abnormalities and his neurologic status suggested that cellular ion influx was related to the paralysis.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1284-1285, 1978)