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A case of acute paraplegia that improved with dialysis

Govarthanan Rajendiran, Rajamahesh Jayabalan, Saravanan Chandrahasan, Ashwin Kumar Mani

Keywords : Acute paraplegia, hemodialysis, hyperkalemia

Citation Information : Rajendiran G, Jayabalan R, Chandrahasan S, Mani AK. A case of acute paraplegia that improved with dialysis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2008; 12 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.40950

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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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