Finger drop following a potassium drop.

Abstract

H ypokalemic paralysis can occur primarily as a result of an enhanced shift of potassium ions into cells or secondarily from excessive potassium loss. It typically involves proximal muscles in a symmetric fashion. We describe a patient with asymmetric distal weakness that turned out to be due to hypokalemia and responded to potassium replacement. A 65 year… (More)

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