Acquired non-thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis
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Periodic paralysis is a group of rare neuromuscular disorders presenting with episodes of painless paralysis often incited by stress such as exercise. Differentiating hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) from secondary hypokalemia can present a challenge.

Case Report: A 26-year-old Hispanic male with no significant past medical history presented with periodic muscular weakness, areflexia, and paralysis. The patient's potassium level on admission was 1.6 mEq/l with no other electrolyte abnormalities or electrocardiogram changes. There was a complete resolution of symptoms with IV and oral potassium. The diagnosis of acquired non-thyrotoxic HPP was given based on the patient's history, his presenting symptoms, ruling out secondary causes of hypokalemia, and resolution with correction of potassium levels.

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