Potassium-aggravated Myotonias is a group of diseases that causes tensing and stiffness of skeletal muscles, which are the muscles used for movement. Few of the signs and symptoms of Potassium-aggravated Myotonias include sustained muscle tension and inability to relax muscles.
HOW IS POTASSIUM-AGGRAVATED MYOTONIAS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis by a rheumatologist based on clinical history, physical exam, and electromyography (EMG) and genetic tests. EMG features comprise myotonic discharges and normal responses to the provocative tests (repeated short exercise tests with and without cooling). CPK levels vary depending on myotonia severity.
HOW IS POTASSIUM-AGGRAVATED MYOTONIAS TREATED?
The treatment of Potassium-aggravated Myotonias depends upon the severity of the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
Potassium-aggravated Myotonias can be an inherited form of disease occurring in autosomal dominant patterns.