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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 252-254

Renal hypokalemic paralysis: A rare manifestation of Sjogren's syndrome

Department of Dental Surgery, KAPV Government Medical College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kamatchi Diravidamani
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.195667

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Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is typically associated with a lymphocytic, and plasmacytic infiltrate in the salivary, parotid, and lacrimal glands, leading to a sicca syndrome. This immune process can also affect nonexocrine organs, including the kidneys, producing an interstitial nephritis and defects in tubular function. Renal tubular acidosis develops in a large population of patients with SS, but most of the subjects are asymptomatic. In rare cases, hypokalemic paralysis becomes the primary presenting symptom. In this article, we report such a patient with acute paresis of skeletal muscles later diagnosed to be SS.

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