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Hypokalaemic periodic paralysis precipitated by diuretic therapy and minor surgery
  1. A. J. M. Boulton,
  2. C. A. Hardisty


    A case of hypokalaemic periodic paralysis was diagnosed following a severe postoperative attack in a patient whose previous episodes of weakness had been labelled hysterical. Subsequent mild attacks of weakness were precipitated by diuretic therapy. Patients with this condition should not be treated with any drug that may induce hypokalaemia.

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