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Premenstrual periodic paralysis
  1. Ida Sarova-Pinhas,
  2. Jackson Braham,
  3. Arie Shalev
  1. Neurological Department, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
  2. Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel


    A 17-year-old girl suffered from episodes of flaccid paralysis during each menstrual cycle. No relevant changes were found in potassium concentrations in serum or erythrocytes, nor in the values of pituitary, ovarian, adrenal or thyroid hormones. Acetazolamide administration prevented the attacks.

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