Paralysis in medical terms refers to the loss of muscle function and sensation in part or most of the body resulting from illness, injury, medication, or poison. It can be localized or generalized, partial or complete, and temporary or permanent.
Presentation[edit | edit source]
Prevalence[edit | edit source]
- In a 2001 Belgian study, 27.2% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 33.2% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported paralysis.
Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
Possible causes[edit | edit source]
- There are known ion channel dysfunctions that can cause similar symptoms - eg Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, Hypokalemic period paralysis, Hypokalemic sensory overstimulation.