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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 246-247

A case of acquired Gitelman syndrome presenting as hypokalemic paralysis


Department of Nephrology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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M Kulkarni
Department of Nephrology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: The results presented in this paper have not been published previously in whole or part, except in abstract format., Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.146031

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We report a case of a young female patient who presented with weakness of upper and lower limbs. On evaluation, she had hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, metabolic alkalosis and hypocalciuria. Anti-Ro (SSA) antibody was positive. She had an acquired Gitelman syndrome due to primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). SS presenting with features of Gitelman syndrome is very rare.






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