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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 251-256

Hypokalaemic paralysis due to Sjögren's syndrome


1 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India
4 Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, India

Correspondence Address:
R Ram
Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Sri Venketeswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.15380/2277-5706.JCSR.13.069

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Acute generalized weakness has a wide differential diagnosis that includes neurologic, metabolic, and infectious aetiologies. Acute hypokalaemic paralysis is a rare but treatable cause of acute weakness. We present a 23-year old lady, with history of sudden difficulty getting up from recumbency. Her initial investigations revealed hypokalemia with non- anion gap metabolic acidosis and alkaline urine. Minor salivary gland biopsy confirmed the diagnosis to be Sjögren's syndrome.


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