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Different defects in the same gene on chromosome 17 appear to cause paramyotonia congenita and at least one form of myotonia congenita, as well as hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.
Defects in a gene on chromosome 17 appear to give rise to hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.
Individuals with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, not described until 1956, display a rise in potassium levels in the blood during episodes.