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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-193

Hypokalemic quadriparesis in Sjogren syndrome


1 Department of General Medicine, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Medicine, Topiwala National Medical College and General Hospital, Mumbai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.83730

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We report a 58-year-old woman who presented with acute quadriparesis, bulbar weakness, atrial fibrillation, ventricular ectopics, and distal renal tubular acidosis with severe hypokalemia. She recovered completely on potassium and alkali supplementation. The patient also had hypergammaglobulinemia with probable primary Sjogren syndrome.






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