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Autonomously functioning thyroid nodule associated with thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is most common in Asian populations, with an incidence of approximately 2% in patients with thyrotoxicosis of any cause.
1) The link between amiodarone and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis presumably relates to the iodine content of this medication.
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a thyroid-related disorder that is manifested as recurrent episodes of hypokalemia and muscle weakness lasting from hours to days.