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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: 01-07-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


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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