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Periodic Paralysis

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

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Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0020

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Periodic Paralysis

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Acute stiffness and weakness presenting after exercise are suggestive of several diagnoses. Knowledge of diet, activity, family history, and clinical neurophysiology can provide important clues to the diagnosis of periodic paralysis. The clinical picture, laboratory investigation, and treatment of this condition are presented.

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Subjects: Neurology

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