Periodic Paralysis

Common Name(s)

Periodic Paralysis

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Following organizations serve the condition "Periodic Paralysis" for support, advocacy or research.

Periodic Paralysis Association

To provide convenient access to science-based information to help better understand and manage the periodic paralyses. To stimulate interaction between the periodic paralysis community and various professional disciplines that may be able to bring light to this complex and often misunderstood collection of disorders. To provide the tools and a forum for open discussion of the diverse issues associated with these disorders. To promote an increasing level of awareness of these disorders, leading to increased research, improved management guidelines, improved diagnostic protocols, and ultimately, their prevention and cure

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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Periodic Paralysis International

Our Mission statement is to disseminate timely, medically accurate and useful information, to provide supportive services, and to encourage research which enhances the quality of life for people with the skeletal muscle ion channelopathies classified as the periodic paralyses.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Periodic Paralysis" for support, advocacy or research.

Periodic Paralysis Association

To provide convenient access to science-based information to help better understand and manage the periodic paralyses. To stimulate interaction between the periodic paralysis community and various professional disciplines that may be able to bring light to this complex and often misunderstood collection of disorders. To provide the tools and a forum for open discussion of the diverse issues associated with these disorders. To promote an increasing level of awareness of these disorders, leading to increased research, improved management guidelines, improved diagnostic protocols, and ultimately, their prevention and cure

http://www.periodicparalysis.org

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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Periodic Paralysis International

Our Mission statement is to disseminate timely, medically accurate and useful information, to provide supportive services, and to encourage research which enhances the quality of life for people with the skeletal muscle ion channelopathies classified as the periodic paralyses.

http://hkpp.org

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Periodic Paralysis" returned 158 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rare case of unilateral adrenal hyperplasia accompanied by hypokalaemic periodic paralysis caused by a novel dominant mutation in CACNA1S: features and prognosis after adrenalectomy.
 

Author(s): Bo Yang, Yuan Yang, Wenling Tu, Ying Shen, Qiang Dong

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Acute hypokalaemic paralysis is characterised by acute flaccid muscle weakness and has a complex aetiological spectrum. Herein we report, for the first time, a case of unilateral adrenal hyperplasia accompanied by hypokalaemic periodic paralysis type I resulting from a novel dominant ...

Last Updated: 6 Dec 2014

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[Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis in patients of African descent].
 

Author(s): Morgana Lima e Maia, Paula Grasiele Carvalho Trevisam, Marcos Minicucci, Glaucia M F S Mazeto, Paula S Azevedo

Journal: Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol. 2014 Oct;58(7):779-81.

 

Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis (THPP) is an endocrine emergency marked by recurrent attacks of muscle weakness associated with hypokalemia and thyrotoxicosis. Asiatic male patients are most often affected. On the other hand, African descents rarely present this disease. ...

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2014

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Novel mutations in human and mouse SCN4A implicate AMPK in myotonia and periodic paralysis.
 

Author(s): Silvia Corrochano, Roope Männikkö, Peter I Joyce, Philip McGoldrick, Jessica Wettstein, Glenda Lassi, Dipa L Raja Rayan, Gonzalo Blanco, Colin Quinn, Andrianos Liavas, Arimantas Lionikas, Neta Amior, James Dick, Estelle G Healy, Michelle Stewart, Sarah Carter, Marie Hutchinson, Liz Bentley, Pietro Fratta, Andrea Cortese, Roger Cox, Steve D M Brown, Valter Tucci, Henning Wackerhage, Anthony A Amato, Linda Greensmith, Martin Koltzenburg, Michael G Hanna, Abraham Acevedo-Arozena

Journal: Brain. 2014 Dec;137(Pt 12):3171-85.

 

Mutations in the skeletal muscle channel (SCN4A), encoding the Nav1.4 voltage-gated sodium channel, are causative of a variety of muscle channelopathies, including non-dystrophic myotonias and periodic paralysis. The effects of many of these mutations on channel function have been ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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The terms "Periodic Paralysis" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extracellular potassium homeostasis: insights from hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
 

Author(s): Chih-Jen Cheng, Elizabeth Kuo, Chou-Long Huang

Journal: Semin. Nephrol.. 2013 May;33(3):237-47.

 

Extracellular potassium makes up only about 2% of the total body's potassium store. The majority of the body potassium is distributed in the intracellular space, of which about 80% is in skeletal muscle. Movement of potassium in and out of skeletal muscle thus plays a pivotal role ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Mechanism of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.
 

Author(s): Shih-Hua Lin, Chou-Long Huang

Journal: J. Am. Soc. Nephrol.. 2012 Jun;23(6):985-8.

 

The pathogenesis of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis has long been thought related to increased Na(+)-K(+) ATPase activity stimulated by thyroid hormone and/or hyperadrenergic activity and hyperinsulinemia. This mechanism alone, however, cannot adequately explain how hypokalemia occurs ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2012

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Muscle channelopathies: does the predicted channel gating pore offer new treatment insights for hypokalaemic periodic paralysis?
 

Author(s): E Matthews, M G Hanna

Journal: J. Physiol. (Lond.). 2010 Jun;588(Pt 11):1879-86.

 

Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis (hypoPP) is the archetypal skeletal muscle channelopathy caused by dysfunction of one of two sarcolemmal ion channels, either the sodium channel Nav1.4 or the calcium channel Cav1.1. Clinically, hypoPP is characterised by episodes of often severe flaccid ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2010

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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