Hyperkalaemic Paralysis Presenting As ST-Elevation Myocardial Infraction
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Click for Full Details: www.casesjournal.comHyperkalaemic paralysis due to renal failure is a rare but potentially life threatening event.
A report in Cases Journal presents a 61 yr old Caucasian male who had sudden onset ascending flaccid paralysis. The EMS first diagnosis was acute ST- elevation myocardial infarction based on an EKG. In the emergency room (ER) due to careful history taking, serum electrolytes and repeat EKG a correct diagnosis was made and both hyperkalemia and paralysis were treated on time.
The article concludes that hyperkalaemic paralysis is rare but one must keep it in the back of the mind especially in the case of renal failure patients to avoid misdiagnosing a rapidly fatal but yet completely reversible condition.
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