Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 5378--5380

A case of acute onset quadriplegia: A lesson for physicians


Indira Sahu1, Mukesh Kumar2, Manish Ruhela3, Rakesh K Ola3 
1 Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, SK Medical College and Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Noble Care Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manish Ruhela
Department of Cardiology, Noble Care Hospital, Sikar, Rajasthan
India

A 38-year-old female patient presented with acute onset quadriplegia which was initially diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome. ECG features were suggestive of hypokalemia. Blood investigations revealed severe hypokalemia. After replacement of potassium, patient's muscle power recovered within 20 h. Thus, if the patient presented with acute onset quadriplegia possibility of hypokalemia-induced paralysis should always be kept in mind.


How to cite this article:
Sahu I, Kumar M, Ruhela M, Ola RK. A case of acute onset quadriplegia: A lesson for physicians.J Family Med Prim Care 2020;9:5378-5380


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Sahu I, Kumar M, Ruhela M, Ola RK. A case of acute onset quadriplegia: A lesson for physicians. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 23 ];9:5378-5380
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