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Anales de Medicina Interna

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ORTUNO ANDERIZ, F. et al. Hipokalemic paraplegia due to acute diarrhea. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.2, pp.34-36. ISSN 0212-7199.

Hipokalemia can give a variety of sintomatology but more often courses without it or with inespecifyc clinical manifestations. In our enviroment the etiology of hipokalemia is wide but one of the most common causes in third world countries are diarrheas. We describe a case of severe hipokalemia due to acute diarrhea which was maniffested with severe neurologyc sintoms but improves with conventional treatment.

Palabras clave : Hipokalemia; Paraplegia; Diarrhea.

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