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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Hyperkalemia: A rare cause of acute flaccid quadriparesis

Omender Singh, Suneel Kumar Garg, Joy Dev Mukherji

Keywords : Acute flaccid paralysis, hyperkalemia, quadriparesis

Citation Information : Singh O, Garg SK, Mukherji JD. Hyperkalemia: A rare cause of acute flaccid quadriparesis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (1):46-48.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.125439

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Acute flaccid quadriparesis secondary to hyperkalemia is a very rare and serious but reversible medical emergency. We present a case of a 73-year-old female who was admitted with rapidly progressive ascending paraparesis progressing to quadriparesis in about 10 h due to hyperkalemia. Patient was treated with antihyperkalemic measures. Her power improved dramatically as potassium levels normalized and she had an uneventful recovery.


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