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Respiratory muscle paralysis in a patient with hypokalemia associated with Southeast Asian ovalocytosis: A case report

Authors:

Sameera Narasinghe ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
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Chamara Sarathchandra,

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Hemal Senanayake,

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Prasanna Weerawansa

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, LK
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Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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Abstract

Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by low serum potassium and severe muscle weakness. The aetiology can be primary idiopathic or secondary to other disorders such as thyroid dysfunction and renal tubular acidosis. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis with distal renal tubular acidosis (RTAd) is seen in a cluster of the population in the North-central province of Sri Lanka, particularly in association with South East Asian Ovalocytosis (SEAO). Here, we report the first case of severe respiratory muscle paralysis in a patient having RTAd with severe hypokalemia with associated SEAO from the North Central province, Sri Lanka.  

How to Cite: Narasinghe, S., Sarathchandra, C., Senanayake, H. and Weerawansa, P., 2022. Respiratory muscle paralysis in a patient with hypokalemia associated with Southeast Asian ovalocytosis: A case report. Anuradhapura Medical Journal, 16(2), pp.41–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v16i2.7681
Published on 15 Jul 2022.
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