• Has anyone ever heard of potassium channel antibodies?

    Asked by RockTom on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Has anyone ever heard of potassium channel antibodies?

    Some of these things just blow my mind when reading up on this.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Outlier's Avatar

      No Sir.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello I am an oncology nurse and this is a doozy of a question in that this can cause so many issues. It is often referred to as Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Antibodies. These potassium channelopathies are the result of autoantibodies directed against ones' own potassium channels, or by mutations in their encoding or "reading" genes. Some of the symptoms are or can be cardiac changes, twitching and cramping of peripheral limbs, increased sweating, sensory symptoms, memory loss, disorientation, temporal lobe seizures and altered mental status to name a few. I hope this helps to clarify this for you. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago

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