Sjögren's syndrome presenting as hypokalemic paralysis due to distal renal tubular acidosis.
- Published Article
The Journal of rheumatology
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1995
A 57-year-old woman presented with a flaccid paralysis, muscle tenderness, and respiratory depression. Laboratory results demonstrated severe hypokalemia with hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and abnormally acidified urine. The urinary anion gap was positive in the presence of acidemia, thus establishing the diagnosis of distal renal tubular acidosis (DRTA). The patient fully recovered after potassium and alkali replacement. Further investigation revealed Sjögren's syndrome as the underlying cause of DRTA.
Report this publication
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 07/02/2016 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8835579