Hyperkalaemic paralysis.

  title={Hyperkalaemic paralysis.},
  author={Oliver J. Muensterer},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={32 1},
BACKGROUND hyperkalaemic paralysis is a rare, treatable, and potentially fatal entity presenting with flaccid motor weakness. CASE REPORT a patient with acute hyperkalaemic paralysis caused by erroneous oral potassium supplementation in the context of chronic renal failure. The clinical picture of quadriplegia was initially interpreted as spinal cord injury due to a pathological cervical fracture. DISCUSSION the diagnosis of hyperkalaemic paralysis requires a high index of suspicion… CONTINUE READING