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Int J Obstet Anesth. 2006 Oct;15(4):329-31. Epub 2006 Jun 13.

Anaesthetic management of labour and caesarean delivery of a patient with hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis.

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  • 1Magill Department of Anaesthetics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.


We describe a parturient with hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis who presented for induction of labour and subsequently, caesarean section. Epidural analgesia and anaesthesia were used successfully in a multidisciplinary plan aimed at avoiding a peripartum attack and providing safe delivery. Management of this rare condition is discussed along with a review of the available literature.

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