JournalClinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
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AbstractINTRODUCTION: Systemic weakness is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). A well thought out approach to the assessment and workup of these patients is key to diagnostic accuracy and definitive therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case, a 19-year-old female presented to the ED with generalized weakness and near syncope. She had global weakness in her extremities and multiple electrolyte abnormalities. DISCUSSION: This case takes the reader through the differential diagnosis and evaluation of a patient with weakness and profound electrolyte derangements. It includes a discussion of the diagnostic studies and calculations that ultimately led to the patient's diagnosis.
KeywordAcidosis, Renal Tubular
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16507
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