A CASE OF PRIMARY SJOGREN`S SYNDROME WITH DISTAL RENAL TUBULAR ACIDOSIS PRESENTING AS HYPOKALEMIC PARALYSIS

Authors: SANKET PATIL, PRADHAN G, SANTOSHI M, SACHIN GITTE.

Int J Clin and Biomed Res. 2016;2(1): 57-58.

ABSTRACT:

Renal tubular acidosis secondary to autoimmune interstitial nephritis is quite common in patients with Sjogren`s syndrome. Here we present a case of 24 year old female who presented with Acute Hypokalemic Quadriparesis and was later diagnosed with distal RTA. Patient did not have features of xerostomia or xerophthalmia but was diagnosed to have Primary Sjogren`s syndrome fromserological findings,in this case renal involvement preceded subjective Sicca syndrome.Patient recovered after giving i.v potassium. Patient was treated with corticosteroids and is asymptomatic during the one year follow up period.

KEYWORDS                                      

Hypokalemic paralysis, Renal tubular acidosis, Primary Sjogren`s syndrome.



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