Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in patients presenting with severe limb paralysis at PUMHSW Nawabshah
Keywords:Hypokalemic periodic paralysis, severe limb paralysis
Objective: To determine the hypokalemic periodic paralysis rate in patients presenting with severe limb paralysis at PUMHSW Nawabshah.
Methodology: This descriptive was conducted Medical department of Peoples Medical College & hospital Nawabshah from October 2017 to April 2018. All the patients having age 20-50 years of either gender with severe limb paralysis at Intensive care unit & medical ward of Peoples Medical College Hospital Nawabshah were included. Demographics information was obtained. After clinical examination along with detailed medical history regarding hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) and severe limb paralysis, patients were subjected to relevant investigations especially potassium and x-rays. Data was collected via self-made proforma.
Results: Total of 150 patients were studied; their mean age was 33.4±5.69 years. 22(14.7%) study subjects were female and 128(85.3%) were male patients. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis was seen in 77(51.3%) patients, presenting with severe limb paralysis. There was significant impact of age and gender on frequency of Hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Conclusion: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) is a significant factor of acute flaccid paralysis, as well as prompt management and early recognition of this condition would give pleasing result and in some cases, it would prevent additional attacks.
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