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Hyperkalemia: A rare cause of acute flaccid quadriparesis

Suneel Kumar Garg, Joy Dev Mukherji

Keywords : Acute flaccid paralysis, hyperkalemia, quadriparesis

Citation Information : 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: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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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