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Hyperkalaemic paralysis--a bizarre presentation of renal failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10353058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paralysis due to hyperkalaemia is rare and the diagnosis may be overlooked in the first instance. However it is rapidly reversible and so long as electro-cardiography and serum potassium measurement are urgently done in all patients presenting with paralysis, it will not be missed. A case of hyperkalaemic paralysis is described and a review of the emergency management discussed.
G L Cumberbatch; T J Hampton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of accident & emergency medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1351-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  J Accid Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-19     Completed Date:  1999-07-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433751     Medline TA:  J Accid Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Poole Hospital, Dorset.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperkalemia / blood,  complications*,  therapy
Kidney Failure, Acute / complications*
Middle Aged
Paralysis / etiology*

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