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The Periodic Paralysis Association (PPA) welcomes you to our non-profit organization!

Periodic Paralysis is a group of disorders whereby patients become weak due to triggers such as rest after exercise or certain foods.  These disorders are part of a broader class of disorders called ion channelopathies, in which a genetic defect in a muscle ion channel results in symptoms of episodic stiffness or weakness in response to certain triggers.

This site does not deal with paralysis due to stroke or spinal cord injury.  The site contains some information about sleep paralysis, which is sometimes confused with periodic paralysis.

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These questions and more are answered within our site.  Please feel free to browse the tabs on the left as well as our highlights at the bottom of this screen!  We welcome you to the PPA and will do our best to assist you as you search for answers about these rare diseases.

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2017 PPA Conference Genetic Testing (NEW!) Ask the Experts

Oct. 13-15 2017

Scottsdale, AZ

Fullerton Labs in Asheville, North Carolina, USA now offers genetic testing

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