Hear From a Primary Periodic Paralysis Expert

Primary Periodic Paralysis is a rare disease and the journey to a diagnosis can be a long one, often taking years and involving a multitude of diagnostic studies and misdiagnoses.1

To explain Primary Periodic Paralysis in more detail, Dr Jonathan Santoro, Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, shares his experience of treating patients.

Watch the videos below to find out more.

What are the clinical symptoms of Primary Periodic Paralysis?

In this video, Dr Santoro discusses:

  • The different types of Primary Periodic Paralysis
  • Shared symptoms across the different types of Primary Periodic Paralysis

Examples from patients with Primary Periodic Paralysis

In this video, Dr Santoro talks about:

  • How difficult the symptoms of Primary Periodic Paralysis can be for patients to describe
  • How weakness varies from patient to patient and understanding why it occurs
  • How you can be astute in looking at the patterns and history of each patient to reach diagnosis

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Primary Periodic Paralysis

In this video, Dr Santoro talks about:

  • The intermittent nature of Primary Periodic Paralysis
  • Other conditions that a patient may have or be diagnosed in error

Find out more about diagnosing Primary Periodic Paralysis

References

  1. Charles, B., et al (2013). Characterization of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis: a survey of genetically diagnosed individuals. Journal of Neurology, [online] 260(10), pp.2606–2613. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-013-7025-9 [Accessed 1 Nov. 2023].