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Inadvertent Iodine Excess Causing Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis—Reply

Inadvertent Iodine Excess Causing Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis—Reply In reply The vignette by Tran regarding his patient is irrelevant to our study. Tran’s intriguing case requires further study before reporting. Can he reproduce the same clinical picture by giving iodine or kelp to his patient? Does his patient have any underlying thyroid disease? Did he measure thyroid hormone content in the kelp preparation? Many questions can be raised before accepting his concept of kelp-induced hypokalemia periodic paralysis in thyrotoxicosis. Administration of herb medicines to the 2 authors can be easily justified because T3 and T4 contents in the herb medicines were not known at that time. Correspondence: Dr Ohye, Kuma Hospital, 8-2-35, Shimoyamate-dori, Chuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 650-0011 (ohye@kuma-h.or.jp). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Inadvertent Iodine Excess Causing Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis—Reply

Inadvertent Iodine Excess Causing Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis—Reply

Abstract

In reply The vignette by Tran regarding his patient is irrelevant to our study. Tran’s intriguing case requires further study before reporting. Can he reproduce the same clinical picture by giving iodine or kelp to his patient? Does his patient have any underlying thyroid disease? Did he measure thyroid hormone content in the kelp preparation? Many questions can be raised before accepting his concept of kelp-induced hypokalemia periodic paralysis in thyrotoxicosis. Administration of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.165.21.2536-b
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Abstract

In reply The vignette by Tran regarding his patient is irrelevant to our study. Tran’s intriguing case requires further study before reporting. Can he reproduce the same clinical picture by giving iodine or kelp to his patient? Does his patient have any underlying thyroid disease? Did he measure thyroid hormone content in the kelp preparation? Many questions can be raised before accepting his concept of kelp-induced hypokalemia periodic paralysis in thyrotoxicosis. Administration of herb medicines to the 2 authors can be easily justified because T3 and T4 contents in the herb medicines were not known at that time. Correspondence: Dr Ohye, Kuma Hospital, 8-2-35, Shimoyamate-dori, Chuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 650-0011 (ohye@kuma-h.or.jp).

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 28, 2005

Keywords: hypokalemic periodic paralysis,iodine

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