Ernstige hypokaliëmie met paralyse bij een patiënte met een distale renale tubulaire acidose als eerste uiting van het syndroom van Sjögren

Translated title of the contribution: Severe hypokalemia with paralysis in a patient with distal renal tubular acidosis as an initial expression of Sjögren's syndrome

P L A van Daele*, A L Zanen, W de Ronde, T E M S de Vries-Sluijs, D.P. Hayes

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Abstract

In a 33-year-old woman with a recent flaccid paralysis of the arms and legs, laboratory tests demonstrated a severe hypokalemia with hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and abnormally acidified urine. The urinary anion gap was positive in the presence of acidosis, thus establishing the diagnosis of distal renal tubular acidosis. The patient made a full recovery after potassium and alkali replacement. Further investigation revealed Sjögren's syndrome as the underlying cause.

Translated title of the contributionSevere hypokalemia with paralysis in a patient with distal renal tubular acidosis as an initial expression of Sjögren's syndrome
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)218-21
Number of pages4
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume146
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2002

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