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Recurrent, refractory hypokalemia as a diagnostic clue to thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a patient with acute kidney injury and suspected Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Vishwanath Pattan,
  • Ken Chiu,
  • Raynald Samoa
Vishwanath Pattan
Wyoming Medical Center
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Ken Chiu
City of Hope National Medical Center
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Raynald Samoa
City of Hope National Medical Center
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Abstract

Hypokalemia can be multifactorial. When the primary driver of hypokalemia is obvious it is easy to miss other contributing causes that could be vital to optimal patient management and outcomes. Our case report highlights the importance of recognizing recurrent, refractory hypokalemia as a diagnostic clue to thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

12 Apr 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
13 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
13 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
10 May 20211st Revision Received
10 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
10 May 2021Assigned to Editor
10 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 May 2021Editorial Decision: Accept