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Iatreia

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NIETO-RIOS, John Fredy et al. Relapsing and difficult to control hypokalemia in a patient with acute lymphoid leukemia. Iatreia [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.3, pp.312-317. ISSN 0121-0793.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.iatreia.v28n3a09.

Hypokalemia is an electrolytic disorder, in some occasions difficult to control. When severe, it may be life-threatening. We report the case of a patient with relapse of acute lymphoid leukemia, who presented to the hospital with flaccid paralysis associated with severe hypokalemia. The cause was a tubulopathy associated with leukemic infiltration of the kidneys.

Keywords : Acute Lymphoid Leukemia; Flaccid Paralysis; Hypokalemia; Lysozymuria.

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