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Bhat M A, Laway B A, Mustafa F, Shafi Kuchay M, Mubarik I, Ahmad Palla N. Hypokalemic quadriparesis and rhabdomyolysis as a rare presen-tation of distal renal tubular acidosis. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2014; 28 (1) :221-225
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2299-en.html
Department of Endocrinology, Sher-I-Kashmir Instituite of Medical Sciences, Soura Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir India. , manzoor93@gmail.com
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  Distal renal tubular acidosis is a syndrome of abnormal urine acidification and is characterized by hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypercalciurea, nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis. Despite the presence of persistent hypokalemia, acute muscular paralysis is rarely encountered in males.Here, we will report an eighteen year old male patient who presented with flaccid quadriparesis and was subsequently found to have rhabdomyolysis, severe short stature, skeletal deformities and primary distal renal tubular acidosis.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Urology and Nephrology

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