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Hyperkalaemic paralysis--a bizarre presentation of renal failure.
  1. G L Cumberbatch,
  2. T J Hampton
  1. Poole Hospital, Dorset.


    Paralysis due to hyperkalaemia is rare and the diagnosis may be overlooked in the first instance. However it is rapidly reversible and so long as electro-cardiography and serum potassium measurement are urgently done in all patients presenting with paralysis, it will not be missed. A case of hyperkalaemic paralysis is described and a review of the emergency management discussed.

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