GET THE APP

Riad A. Sulimani | Saudi Arabia
Logo

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Riad A. Sulimani

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Publications

  • Research   
    Adrenal Insufficiency Presenting with Hyperkalemic Quadriparesis
    Author(s): Riad A. Sulimani* and Mohammed Al Basara

    Secondary hyperkalemic muscle weakness and flaccid paralysis are rare presentations of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency (PAI). The clinical picture is that of ascending muscle weakness, similar to Guillain Barre Syndrome, in the presence of hyperkalemia. We report on a patient known to have PAI, taking dexamethasone and fludrocortisone supplements, but who stopped taking the latter. A month later, there was a progressive ascending weakness of his legs, trunk, and arms. On examination, he was shown to have 3/5 muscle weakness in both legs and arms. His initial potassium level was 7.4 meq/l, Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed peaked T waves. He was successfully treated for hyperkalemia. Within 6 hours, however, he was able to regain full power of his muscles. PAI should be considered as a differential diagnosis of secondary hyperkalemic paralysis. Mineralocorticoid replacement is an essentia.. Read More»

    Abstract HTML PDF

Archive
Scope Categories
  • Clinical Research
  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Biomedicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pulmonology
  • Nephrology
  • Gynaecology
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatoepidemiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sexology
  • Osteology
  • Kinesiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Haematology
  • Psychology
  • Paediatrics
  • Angiology/Vascular Medicine
  • Critical care Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
  • Hepatology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Bariatrics
  • Pharmacy and Nursing
  • Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
  • Radiobiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical immunology
  • Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy
  • Cell Biology
  • Genomics and Proteomics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Bioinformatics and Biotechnology
  • Google Scholar citation report
    Citations : 3936

    International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences received 3936 citations as per google scholar report

    International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences peer review process verified at publons