Severe muscle weakness due to hyperkalemia.

  title={Severe muscle weakness due to hyperkalemia.},
  author={Shruti Tapiawala and Sunil V. Badve and Nutan More and Bharat Vallabhdas Shah},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
Hyperkalemia is a commonly encountered electrolyte disturbance in patients with renal insufficiency. It develops very rapidly when potassium is supplemented while a patient is on a potassium-sparing diuretic. Most often it remains asymptomatic and manifests in the form of electrocardiographic changes. Muscle weakness and paralysis although described is seldom observed in clinical practice. We report one such case.