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Hyperglycemia, lumbar plexopathy and hypokalemic rhabdomyolysis complicating Conn's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9043752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Lumbosacral plexopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus. Conn's syndrome from an aldosterone secreting adenoma may be associated with hypokalemia and rhabdomyolysis but mild hyperglycemia also usually occurs. METHODS: Case description. RESULTS: A 70-year-old male diagnosed as having Conn's syndrome, hypokalemia and mild hyperglycemia developed rhabdomyolysis and lumbar plexopathy as a presenting feature of his hyperaldosteronism. His rhabdomyolysis rapidly cleared following correction of hypokalemia but recovery from the plexopathy occurred slowly over several months. Definite resection of the aldosterone secreting adenomas reversed the hyperglycemia. CONCLUSIONS: Our patient developed lumbar plexopathy resembling that associated with diabetes mellitus despite the presence of only mild and transient hyperglycemia.
Authors:
C P Chow; C J Symonds; D W Zochodne
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0317-1671     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-14     Completed Date:  1997-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415227     Medline TA:  Can J Neurol Sci     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Blood Pressure / physiology
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology
Humans
Hyperaldosteronism / physiopathology*
Hyperglycemia / complications*,  physiopathology
Hypokalemia / complications*,  physiopathology
Lumbosacral Plexus / physiopathology*
Male
Neural Conduction
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / physiopathology*
Rhabdomyolysis / complications*,  physiopathology

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