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A 55-year-old female asked:

What can cause sudden dangerously low potassium, hypokalemia, causing me to collapse and nearly die? what tests do i need?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Periodic paralysis?T: This sounds to me like hypokalemic periodic paralysis. I've seen good physicians miss this. Please read up on it, see if this fits you, talk with your physicians, see if a diagnosis can be made, if it can, discuss the implications with your family.

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