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How are hypokalemia and hypokalemia periodic paralysis different?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Low K paralysis

Asks: How does low K differ from hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
ANS hypokalemia means blood K is low. Many causes. HKPP is an inherited disorder in who knows K suddenly drops (reasons not know) and you become paralyzed.

In brief: Low K paralysis

Asks: How does low K differ from hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
ANS hypokalemia means blood K is low. Many causes. HKPP is an inherited disorder in who knows K suddenly drops (reasons not know) and you become paralyzed.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Acquired vs.

Inherited. Hypokalaemia can occur due to many causes, diuretic use being a common reason.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder and you may visit this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000312.htm.

In brief: Acquired vs.

Inherited. Hypokalaemia can occur due to many causes, diuretic use being a common reason.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is an inherited disorder and you may visit this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000312.htm.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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