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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-58

A case report of distal RTA presenting as hypokalaemic periodic paralysis in young male


Department of Medicine, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikas T Talreja
GH-13/SFS Flat Number 886, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi - 110087
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.174650

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A 21-year-old normotensive male presented with acute onset flaccid paralysis with the history of a similar episode a few months back. Clinical and laboratory evaluation revealed lower motor neuron type of flaccid quadriparesis with hypokalaemia, normal anion gap metabolic acidosis, bicarbonaturia, and transtubular potassium concentration gradient (TTKG) more than 7. Subsequently urine acidification test (by NH4CI challenge test) was done and diagnosis of distal renal tubular acidosis was established. The patient responded to conservative management (Sohl's solution).


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