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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--41

A case of acute paraplegia that improved with dialysis

Intensive Care Unit, Apollo First Med Hospitals, Chennai, India

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Govarthanan Rajendiran
43 (Old No. 4/A3), Rama Bajana Koil Street, Poonthottam, Velapadi, Vellore - 632 001, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.40950

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Acute severe hyperkalemia can present as acute paraplegia independent of cardiac effects, even though cardiac muscle is more sensitive to serum potassium changes. We managed a patient with acute hyperkalemic paralysis who did not have threatening cardiac/electrocardiographic manifestations. The limb weakness became normal after hemodialysis.


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