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Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.701.450
C10.668.491.650.450
C16.320.565.618.711.550
C18.452.648.618.711.550
Unique ID
D020514
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020514
Scope Note
An autosomal dominant familial disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of skeletal muscle weakness associated with falls in serum potassium levels. The condition usually presents in the first or second decade of life with attacks of trunk and leg paresis during sleep or shortly after awakening. Symptoms may persist for hours to days and generally are precipitated by exercise or a meal high in carbohydrates. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1483)
Entry Term(s)
Familial Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
HOKPP
HYPOKPP
HYPOPP
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Familial
Paralysis, Hypokalemic Periodic
Periodic Paralysis- Hypokalemic
Primary Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Westphall Disease
Previous Indexing
Hypokalemia/complications (1965-1999)
Paralyses, Familial Periodic (1965-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Preferred
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