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Emerg Med J. 2005 Jul;22(7):528-30.

Primary gradient defect distal renal tubular acidosis presenting as hypokalaemic periodic paralysis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, SheriKashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar 190 011, Kashmir, India. parvaizk@rediffmail.com

Abstract

A 45 year old man presented with recurrent hypokalaemic paralysis. Laboratory investigations revealed renal tubular acidosis as the cause of the hypokalaemia, and dynamic tubular studies suggested a gradient defect as the underlying cause. The patient had associated dextrocardia. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this condition.

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15983101
PMCID:
PMC1726853
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2003.004465
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