Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Vol. 12, No. 1, 2008, pp. 39-41
Bioline Code: cm08009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2008, pp. 39-41
© Copyright 2008 Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
A case of acute paraplegia that improved with dialysis|
Rajendiran, Govarthanan; Jayabalan, Rajamahesh; Chandrahasan, Saravanan & Mani, Ashwin Kumar
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.
Acute paraplegia, hemodialysis, hyperkalemia
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