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Focal hypokalemic paralysis: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22922578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Hypokalemia is one of the most frequent electrolytic disturbances encountered in clinical practice. It usually presents with symmetrical generalized muscle weakness and, on occasions, with arrhythmias.There are scarce reports of cases presenting with asymmetric or focal weakness in the literature and no systematic reviews on the subject. Therefore, our aim is to describe 2 cases of hypokalemic paralysis that presented as monoparesis and to review the literature on focal hypokalemic paralysis.Hypokalemic paralysis is usually reversible. However, it can be fatal if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed. It is important to take into account this presentation because failure to recognize it could lead to misdiagnosis, delaying the adequate treatment.
Authors:
Laura Negrotto; Fabio A Barroso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1537-1611     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neuromuscul Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887391     Medline TA:  J Clin Neuromuscul Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Raúl Carrea Institute for Neurological Research, FLENI, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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