Table 3

Comparison of clinical and biochemical parameters (mean±SD) in patients with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TTP) and renal tubular acidosis (RTA)

TPP (N=5)RTA (N=4)p Value
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)128.00±14.83120.00±21.600.55
Pulse rate (per min)94.00±19.5477.06±3.460.12
Serum K+ (mmol/l)1.73±0.521.82±0.510.79
Haemoglobin (g/l)140.00±14.50106.75±20.500.03
Serum calcium total (mmol/l)2.15±0.081.99±0.230.26
Serum creatinine (mmol/l)95.47±18.90125.97±64.300.41
24 h urinary K+ excretion (mmol)21.80±8.2032.00±1.410.32
Weakness (MRC grade)0.80±1.302.75±2.060.16