Distinguishing Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy from Hypokalemia Induced Paralysis: Add 15 Minutes for an Exercise Test


ERDENER Ş. E. , YILDIZ F. , ARSAVA E. Y. , TEMUÇİN Ç. M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.23, no.3, pp.127-129, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.56588
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-129

Abstract

We evaluated the reversible electrophysiologic abnormalities of two cases of hypokalemia paralysis (HypoPP) because of its similar findings in acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN). Nerve conduction studies (NCS), repetitive nerve stimulation, and exercise tests were performed in both patients. Adding a 15 minuteexercise test to routine NCS may help distinguish AMAN from HypoPP.